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This nine year old boy has no business playing in a beginners league. Being able to throw that hard and with the control to not have hit a batter(according to the article) he obviously is not a beginner. He shouldn't have to play with older boys either, not all leagues for nine year olds are for beginners. If his area doesn't have a league suitable for him then his parents should check the neighboring cities for one.
There was a comment made by directpressure that really bothered me. He said "there are losers in life, not everyone succeds". This may be true, but to say that here and imply that the other kids in this league are a bunch of losers because Jericho is a much better player is absolutely ridiculous. Yes they need to work harder, and many visits to the batting cage are needed. But that should be the norm any way for beginners. What kind of example of fair play and good sportsmanship is this for these kids just starting out? I say not a very good one. Jericho should be playing with boys of the same skill level, period.
posted by deans77 at 11:22 AM on August 26
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