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I always hated Little League for that, even when I played Little League and I got powned. Let the kids learn that you can't win 'em all and sometimes you just suck compared to the competition. That, or set up the teams more evenly.


They just wanna be out there playing baseball. Enough with the Sesame Street bull sh^t.



And how does this affect the poor kid who's "too good"? Like he's being punished for being too good? Come on now... STFU over-involved parents.
 

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Down with competition! Pink hair? Suspend! Homogenize our society and create a nation of automatons, I say! Genius!
 

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Competition is cruel nowadays

Its sad. Even when I was in elementary school they started with this whole "every kid is a winner" thing(Im 24 now) In school projects and even stuff like field day(Not sure if this exists everywhere, its like an elementary school mini Olympics that happens once a year here) All kids were rewarded, whether they won or lost. All kids pretty much got the exact same ribbons and prizes.....wtf? I hated that stuff.:mad:

Why do they insist in kids not knowing what the real world is like until it kicks their ass?
 

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I hate it too. In my town I've started my kids in t-ball, soccer, etc. They don't even keep score. They get to keep swinging the bat until they get a hit. It's retarded. My 6-year old has to play flag-football because they don't even have tackle football for his age. No tackle football? WTF? Whenever in his life is getting knocked over going to hurt less than it does when you're six years old? So my kid gets to grow up into a wussy while his cousin a couple of towns over learns how to take a hit. It pisses me off.

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Feel-good liberal BS.

We don't want to make anyone feel sad (except for the gifted pitcher - screw his feelings!):rolleyes:
 

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Feel-good liberal BS.
so i wonder what some of our liberal members think of this?

I think its good for kids to learn what its like to lose and learn what being competitive is all about.

its also a good thing to teach kids how to use thier brains and be smart in life, not just physically strong.

how about someone from the side of the isle that pushes this stuff speaking up and explaining why this is a good thing?
 

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We have a local 9 yr old girl in the slow pitch softball league. Her pitches are like smart bombs. Fast as sh*t and accurate as h*ll. She pitches every game and the girls on opposing teams fear her. I've seen girls physically shaking on deck. The grunt that she gives out with each pitch also scares the batters. H*ll, it scares me. I fully expect her to pitch in college, the Olympics and beyond if she doesn't rip a rotator cuff first. But the rules of the league say there has to be a curve on the pitch and hers come on a rope at like 70mph. Because of that rule most of her pitches are called as balls. Fastball straight across the belly button at 70mph = ball. She got distraught because of it by the end of the second game of each of the past 2 seasons but keeps on pitching. She will be in fast pitch next year and will dominate. The fast pitch teams are aware of her already and are trying to recruit her. I really hope the teams she pitches against next year don't get any ideas from this situation.
 

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I think its conservative BS...
just like the no child left behind crap(not referring to special needs kids)
Nine-year-old told he's too good - MLB - SI.com
Don't think I agree with you there. This stuff is a functionality of political correctness, which was certainly not brought about by a conservative agenda. IMO, it's socialism for kids - indoctrinate them young. God help them when they get in the real world - there always has to be a winner and a loser. Any wonder why there is an entitlement mentality that abounds nowadays?
 

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Firstly i am about as left leaning as they come. Not sure why you would assume someone who is liberal would agree with this though :shrug:

This whole thing is so dumb it is incredible, i have been a competitive tennis player and a coach for most of my life. In tennis the better kids play the better kids, there is no point for the better kids to destroy some kid who can't play, doesn't help the better kid one bit. If i were the parent of a kid in this league i would be super happy to have this great pitcher against my son, because it would force him to get better, at the same time if my kid was so much better than the other kids that they were actually scared of him i would move him up to a better league or older age group in a second.
 

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well I think pitching and tennis are a tad bit different... a pitcher's experience will be pretty similar regardless of who he is pitching to where as a tennis players experience will change alot depending on his opponent
 

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Don't think I agree with you there. This stuff is a functionality of political correctness, which was certainly not brought about by a conservative agenda. IMO, it's socialism for kids - indoctrinate them young. God help them when they get in the real world - there always has to be a winner and a loser. Any wonder why there is an entitlement mentality that abounds nowadays?
One weekend I was playing pinball up at Winnepesaukee. A girl of 9 or so went to the machine next to me and popped a token in. She drained all 3 balls in about 20 seconds. She then threw fit and started screaming "WHERE ARE THE TICKETS?!?!" because she was under the impression that all games "reward" you with tickets so you can go trade them for plastic spider rings or vampire teeth. Many kids these days expect to be rewarded for everything they do.
 

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I think its conservative BS...
just like the no child left behind crap(not referring to special needs kids)
Nine-year-old told he's too good - MLB - SI.com
Jericho's coach and parents say the boy is being unfairly targeted because he turned down an invitation to join the defending league champion, which is sponsored by an employer of one of the league's administrators.

Jericho instead joined a team sponsored by Will Power Fitness. The team was 8-0 and on its way to the playoffs when Jericho was banned from pitching
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It would seem that its a guy who cant allow his team to lose that is the issue.


Noble acknowledged that Jericho had not beaned any batters in the co-ed league of 8- to 10-year-olds, but say parents expressed safety concerns.

so i guess none of these kids will play football, or gymnastics, or anything else. hello playstation!!!!!!

[I]"You don't have to be learned in the law to know in your heart that it's wrong," he said. "Now you have to be punished because you excel at something?"[/I]

this is the part that concerns me the most as the message is very similar to the agenda (of many who are vocal) I see towards corporations and sucsesful wealthy people these days.

he was of the correct age............ maybe they should have made it a tee ball league.

so if you were this kids parents, what would you do in reponse to this?
 

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One weekend I was playing pinball up at Winnepesaukee. A girl of 9 or so went to the machine next to me and popped a token in. She drained all 3 balls in about 20 seconds. She then threw fit and started screaming "WHERE ARE THE TICKETS?!?!" because she was under the impression that all games "reward" you with tickets so you can go trade them for plastic spider rings or vampire teeth. Many kids these days expect to be rewarded for everything they do.
But could she say "Winnepesaukee"?
 
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