Media Sucks

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/news/story?id=3553475

This is why the mainstream media sucks.

If you read the article, it talks about how a 9-year old boy named Jericho Scott got banned from his youth baseball league cause he pitches too fast.  Now that sucks and all.  But the boy does in fact throw hard and is probably too good for this particular league.

From the article you feel some pity for the boy, and you get mad at the league for banning a kid for being too good.

But really think about this.  Think about it from the perspective from the other kids and parents.  As a parent would you really want your child to be batting against this boy.  As another kid facing Jericho, how depressing is it to have to face him time and time again.

From my perspective, the league did exactly what it should have done.  And that’s protect the rest of the kids from this boy.  Not just for their safety, but to protect their enjoyment for the game. There are more advanced leagues for him to play in.  It’s like watching Adam Sandler in Billy Madison playing dodgeball with the little kids.

The way AP tries to bend this story is stupid.  It’s a catchy headline and one to make you feel sorry for this kid.  I don’t.

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