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9 Year Old Pitcher Banned For Being Too Good Idiocy at its finest: Jericho Scott, a nine-year-old pitcher from New Haven, CT, was banned from playing in a local youth baseball league. His crime? He was too good.
Tags: Jericho  Scott  pitcher  banned  baseball 
Added: 10th September 2008
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Posted By: Lava1964
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2008-09-10 
This is a real head-shaker.

To the coach of the team that forfeited rather than play against Jericho: You've just taught your players to give up when things are tough. Pathetic.
Posted by: eric1957 on 2008-09-11 
Why didn't he just go up to the next level in his youth league. Obiviously common sense was in short supply.
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2008-09-11 
Fastpitch softball was big in Canada when I was a kid. I played for seven years.

One team had an outstanding pitcher, and the same arguments kept coming up: He should be forced to play on the travel teams or he should be forced to move up to a higher age group. His parents didn't want the hassle of travel team play, and you can't really force someone to play in a higher league because he's too good for his peers. He played and we coped.

We eventually figured how to get hits off him--and somewhere in a drawer I have my championship crest from 1974.
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