I can't take the credit for this one...nor did i want to rewrite a well written story, so I posted the story as is full credits included.
Nine-Year-Old Boy Told He's Too Good to Pitch
By JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN
The Associated Press
Monday, August 25, 2008; 9:33 PM
The right-hander has a fastball that tops out at about 40 mph. He throws so hard that the Youth Baseball League of New Haven told his coach that the boy could not pitch any more. When
Officials for the three-year-old league, which has eight teams and about 100 players, said they will disband
But Vidro says he didn't quit and the team refuses to disband. Players and parents held a protest at the league's field on Saturday urging the league to let
"He's never hurt any one," Vidro said. "He's on target all the time. How can you punish a kid for being too good?"
The controversy bothers
"I feel sad," he said. "I feel like it's all my fault nobody could play."
"I think it's discouraging when you're telling a 9-year-old you're too good at something," said his mother, Nicole Scott. "The whole objective in life is to find something you're good at and stick with it. I'd rather he spend all his time on the baseball field than idolizing someone standing on the street corner."
League attorney Peter Noble says the only factor in banning
"He is a very skilled player, a very hard thrower," Noble said. "There are a lot of beginners. This is not a high-powered league. This is a developmental league whose main purpose is to promote the sport."