A 9 year old kid banned from baseball!

@estherlou (5020)
United States
August 26, 2008 9:03am CST
Can you believe it? I'm not sure what to think. He's really good at pitching and he's been banned because he's too good for his age! He can throw a 40 mph ball as a pitcher and they are claiming he's too dangerous to the other kids. Read it here. http://www.theconservativevoice.com/ap/article.html?mi=D92PLSH88&apc=9024
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
26 Aug 08
Hi estherlou! I think that it is kinda unfair. It is not a sin to excel or be the greatest in your field. I think they should be more supportive of the kid and encourage him to do better. However, I could not also blame the officials in banning him because they were also just protecting the other kids. This is kinda difficult probably to decide on but I do hope that they didn't just banned him for being the best. Take care always..God Bless!
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@kenzie45230 (3561)
• United States
26 Aug 08
Boy that's a tough call. If, indeed, the boy is so good and his pitch is so fast that it scares the beginner players, then perhaps they have a point. But, if this is all over fact that the kid did not join the "right" team, then I sure hope he's able to continue. It does not seem fair to penalize a kid for doing well. But, on the other hand, if you're one of the parents of the kids who are afraid of that fast ball, you'd want to know that the ball isn't going to go wild and hit someone.
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@ronaldinu (12445)
• Malta
21 Sep 08
If the decision was taken to protect his mates who are of the same age yes I do fully agree with the decision taken.
@cripfemme (7718)
• United States
28 Aug 08
I just heard about this story. In fact, I started a discussion about it (I didn't see yours). They worry about him being dangerous, but he hasn't hit anyone yet. He's a good ball player, what's wrong with that?
• United States
28 Aug 08
He wasn't banned. He is really good so they told him he could go to a more advanced team but he didn't want to go. So they told him then he can stay on the same team but just play a different position and he still said no. They are trying to work with him but he or his parents don't want to budge. A 40mph ball hitting a small child in the face could do some major damage.
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
28 Aug 08
He is too good at throwing a ball so they banish him? That is so wrong. What do they want him to do? Throw bricks through windows or at cars? I can see that he might be dangerous if he throws the ball too fast that it might hit another boy in the eye. So all they need to do is to tell him to tone it down a little and tell him not to throw the ball to close. There is always a solution.
@Rozie37 (15503)
• Turkmenistan
28 Aug 08
I can understand it if they are banning him for the safety of the other children. I would not want my child to be hit by a ball coming at 40mph. Someone will hopefully see this story and help him to train to be a pro. You know what they say, "Sometimes when God closes a door, he opens a window."
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
26 Aug 08
If he is to good for that age put him against older kids some where he should be able to pitch!
• United States
26 Aug 08
In my opinion, maybe they should have move him up an age group level rather than banning him. Perhaps the older kids could take it better. I think that's too bad that they banned him and that must really be discouraging to the child.
• United States
26 Aug 08
poor kid. it isnt right to pentalize him though. he could be the next big star. why shouldnt he get to play? ok so they are worried about the other kids move him up a class. they do it in school. let him be part of the team but have he play a different position so he learns more then pitching. let him still practice pitching and have the coach and parents work with him one on one. there are alot of things they can do so the kid can play. if i was the parents i would throw a fit that would be like saying ok your kid is to smart so it makes the other kids uncomfortable in class and he might teach them more then what they need to know so he cant go to school. the baseball assoc should be ashamed of themselves. if the parents pay there dues, do the activities like the other parents and the kid is well behaved then he should play.
@jaded22 (828)
• Philippines
26 Aug 08
Ah!!! That's sick! I mean its nobody's fault that he's good at that sport right? So why ban him from something he loves? I feel sort of sad about it.