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Old Aug 26th, 2008, 06:50 AM        9 year old kicked out of little league for being "too good at pitching"
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I cannot believe this is happening in America. When did being "too good" at something become a legitimate reason for removing someone from competition?
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Old Aug 26th, 2008, 08:50 AM       
Fat fucks and their hellspawn lose too much. We live in a Padded-Corner society. It's been said a lot of times by a lot of people, but "losing" is slowly being phased out and everyone is special and everyone is equal. I don't want it to be that way and I'll do whatever I can to make everyone's difference apparent to everyone else.

My sister's soccer league merged with another with different rules. She's in the second grade, I believe. The new league plays by another set of rules. They play on a half-sized field with four people and no goalies. She's just running up and down the fields scoring goals because she played real soccer on a much larger field. These kids never got a chance to play real soccer, so they've got no fucking clue. There are a few other teams with kids like my sis, but those are few and far in between. She had to go there because it's the only game in town, but I guess other families didn't want to settle for it.

By the way, my mum said it was a good way for the nine year old to ruin his arm, but whatev.
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Old Aug 26th, 2008, 09:21 AM       
Fathom, I agree entirely. Everyone in this country is "perfect" and "special" so no one wants to see little junior strike out or lose a game or ten. Helicopter as well as just shitty parents need to fucking learn that winning AND losing at youth sports is part of life and builds character, especially helping a child deal with adversity.

I think what's even more ridiculous is your sister's soccer league. You ARE serious, right? If so, that is the biggest crock of shit I have heard in a long time. 4 kids per team with no goalie?! Exactly what the hell is that supposed to teach? I'm pretty much at a loss of words on that one. Wow.
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Old Aug 26th, 2008, 10:44 AM       
The sad part is that this isn't the first instance. It also happened clear across the country in Oregon to a girl basketball player. She was "too good" and was banned from playing with boys and subsequently (I'm guessing to make the league look better) all mixed-gender basketball was banned. I guess parents just want their kids to be wussies rather than work harder or learn that sometimes somebody is just plain better than they are. Can't wait to see what this generation of wussies does with the world they'll inherit.

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Old Aug 26th, 2008, 12:26 PM       
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Old Aug 26th, 2008, 02:44 PM       
Why not just move the kid up to the next age bracket? Let him get a handle on fundamentals and then have him go up against competition that can beat him.

But you guys are right over all. One of the reasons for these leagues is learning how to handle failure and work as a team and practice sportsmanship and such.

These kids are learning to fear defeat more than desire victory
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Old Aug 26th, 2008, 05:08 PM       
What about the team that just packed it up when he went to the mound? What is there coach teaching them? How to quit when the odds look grim? WTF is that? If my kid was on that team I would have been pissed.
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Old Aug 26th, 2008, 05:41 PM       
I shit you not about the soccer thing. I guess because the field is smaller that they can afford to just have four people per team.

9 years old? I think that'd place him in Peewee (like third and fourth grade school teams here). They could move him up and play with older kids, (like fifth and sixth graders.) But I don't know his situation, perhapss that's the only league.

And I would have cracked the shit out of every ball that kid threw when I was that age. That or I'd try. When I played sports, which wasn't but about six or seven years ago, no one even mentioned "forfeit." Is the kid better? Of course he is! But you can try. And if you don't happen to win the game, practice in the fucking off-season. You'l get another chance because I guarantee he's not going to stop playing, either.
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Old Aug 26th, 2008, 08:32 PM       
It is a rather sad thing. I want to grab these, "nobody loses" dipshits by the shirt and yell, "GIVE ME BACK MY COUNTRY YOU WUSSIFIED HIPPIE FUCKS!!!" But in our sue first, ask questions later society, I can't do that anymore. It's too damn bad, a good ass whipping is good for you I say; be it from parents, a person who got fucked over by the ass whip-e, or in sports. It helps you grow as a person in life. Sometimes, I think this wussification of society is being done by design.
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Old Aug 26th, 2008, 08:37 PM       
There'll be a paradigm shift after awhile. Certainly long after I'm dead, people will revolt. I feel bad for the poor kid, being told that he can't play because he's too good. I'd hate to be his parents.
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Old Aug 26th, 2008, 09:43 PM       
Does anyone else think China is running our youth leagues and schools? It would make a lot of sense.
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Old Aug 27th, 2008, 06:46 AM       
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Does anyone else think China is running our youth leagues and schools? It would make a lot of sense.
I think it is more broad and sinister than that. I think China is only a part of it, though I do think they are involved (through their communist regime) in a strategy to break down values our society once held dear (such as competition and the concept of losing)
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