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  • Boy banned from Little League?

    Again... now I've heard everything!

    http://msn.foxsports.com/other/story/8495030?MSNHPHMA

    There really IS such a thing as protecting our kids TOO much!!
    "What fresh hell is this?" Dorothy Parker

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    Re: Boy banned from Little League?

    That is NOT a reason to ban a child from little league!!! Just because he throws too hard!! Rediculous!!!! Either give him another position, or teach him to tone it down a bit! Others are just mad because no one can hit his balls!!

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    • #3
      Re: Boy banned from Little League?

      you would not say that if your child got beaned in the head (or elsewhere) by the ball and it caused him injury, now would you? I remember when my DS first tried out or played t-ball, it was not t-ball then, it was thrown by a 6 yr old or so, and he got hit Twice in a row, and that cured him of ever wanting to play, and cured me to, he was hurt.

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      • #4
        Re: Boy banned from Little League?

        Originally posted by dottalk View Post
        you would not say that if your child got beaned in the head (or elsewhere) by the ball and it caused him injury, now would you? I remember when my DS first tried out or played t-ball, it was not t-ball then, it was thrown by a 6 yr old or so, and he got hit Twice in a row, and that cured him of ever wanting to play, and cured me to, he was hurt.
        Oh, come on... the article says the kids wear helmets and NOW face masks! Later in the article they talk about the kids in the Dominican w/ no helmets standing in to receive an even faster pitch than this kid throws!

        A kid who throws a 40 mph pitch might have one heckuva baseball career ahead of him. So put him in the outfield where he won't hit anyone?? If I were his mother, I'd be screaming too!

        Maybe they can move him up to a higher level where kids, and mommys, aren't so scared about getting hit w/ a baseball. Yea, I know there was a kid who got hit in the side of the chest w/ a fast ball and died... but come on... any of us can get hit by a bus tomorrow!

        The article reminded me of the email going around a while back about the "old days" where we swam in the watering hole and if you broke your arm, your parents berated YOU for being a dummy, but today the watering hole is closed up cause if someone breaks an arm, someone's getting sued!

        Edited to add... my girls did get hit w/ balls... not in the head cause of the helmet... but they sported some nice bruises... it's a SPORT.
        Last edited by luvs2eat; 08-28-2008, 10:48 AM.
        "What fresh hell is this?" Dorothy Parker

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        • #5
          Re: Boy banned from Little League?

          That's Why They Wear Helmets, And That's A Hazard Of Any Sport. My Child Threw Hard Also. Kids Didn't Like To Bat Against Him, He Never Hurt Anyone.

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          • #6
            Re: Boy banned from Little League?

            I think it's sad that a child would get banned from a sport because he is too good...what has happened to this world?
            RIDICULOUS I say...aren't there more important things that need addressing? Cripes...
            Have you made time to listen to the birds today........

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            • #7
              Re: Boy banned from Little League?

              i fold, plead the fifth, there were no helmets used. i am withdrawing from this conversation on this.

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              • #8
                Re: Boy banned from Little League?

                Dont "fold" or give in Dot...thats what makes this board "THIS board". EVERYONE has an opinion here, and sometimes (aHEM) we voice them.

                IF I heard the story correctly the other night...they DID ask the boy to move up, but the mother wants him playing with kids his own age (an argument well made I might say). The boy HAS NEVER beamed anyone, they DO wear helmets, and witnesses say the kid has near perfect aim. From what I gather, it's the parents on the "opposing" team that are worried. I think they dont want their kids to lose, and this pitcher is just WAY TO GOOD.

                I say..... "PLLAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYY BAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL"

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