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Little Leaguer banned for being too good; Cliff Lee might be next

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llws.jpgThe Little League World Series wrapped up yesterday as Hawaii took it to Mexico, 12-3. Every year the event is a nice reminder about how sports can play an important role in molding young men, despite what some extremely creative minds might say.

One of the basic virtues touted throughout the tournament is that Little League is an inclusive community event. From the little girl selling Sno cones at the concession stand to the dad who coaches the team, everyone has a role.

That's why it's so compelling that 9-year-old Jericho Scott is being banned from a league because he is too good.

"The right-handed Scott has a fastball that travels about 40 miles an hour. He throws so hard that the Youth Baseball League of New Haven told his coach that Scott could no longer pitch in the league. When Jericho took the mound anyway last week, the opposing team forfeited the game, packed its gear and left, Scott's coach, Wilfred Vidro said.

Officials for the three-year-old league, which has eight teams and about 100 players, said they would disband Jericho's team, redistributing its players among other teams, and offered to refund the $50 sign-up fees."
I feel like a viewing of "The Sandlot" is needed to cleanse the palate.

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thats f*cked

My son when he was 9 last year 4'4" 57 lbs threw 53 on a gun and he was hittable (not many) but these kids or parents have to be joking

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