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August 25, 2008

Moonbat Morality Hits Little League

Imagine if liberal principals were applied to sports, so that the best team is shamed and punished for oppressing the others, and the team that manages to lose the most games is awarded the championship to encourage self-esteem. In Little League, it's already happening:

Nine-year-old Jericho Scott is a good baseball player — too good, it turns out.
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 Jericho took the mound anyway last week, the opposing team forfeited the game, packed its gear and left, his coach said.
Officials for the three-year-old league, which has eight teams and about 100 players, said they will disband Jericho's team, redistributing its players among other squads, and offered to refund $50 sign-up fees to anyone who asks for it. They say Jericho's coach, Wilfred Vidro, has resigned.
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 Jericho pitch.
"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 answer: the same way you can rob people of their wealth for creating too much of it.

By the same logic, they might send kids home from school for being too smart, or fire people for working too hard. We wouldn't want others to feel stupid or lazy by comparison.

To the moonbat mindset, excellence is the only real sin.

Jericho Scott: The nail that sticks up gets hammered down.

On tips from Matt L, Thomas G, and Viking04.

Posted by Van Helsing at August 25, 2008 7:05 PM


Hopefully the kid will continue to pursue a career in baseball. Mabye one day he'll be in the big leagues, making millions of dollars, and have thousands of fans. Of course the only time Libs want to hear success stories is when they're talking about their own.

Posted by: conservativeteen at August 25, 2008 9:36 PM

13 Things You Won't Believe Are Against the Law Somewhere

Indoor nudity in Mexico, fishbowls in Italy, feeding the homeless in Vegas. Is it a coincidence that most of these are liberal nanny-state areas?

Posted by: mandible claw at August 26, 2008 2:36 AM

To the previous post about things that are against the law: I would be more than happy if low-riding, saggy pants were ILLEGAL in my city! That's one crazy law I actually agree with due to my being sick and tired of seeing pants down around "their" butts. It's annoying and ugly. I'm tired of looking at it. It's one of the stupidest things I've ever seen. The boys can barely even walk or do anything because they have to keep one hand on their pants to keep them from falling off. (I'm a high school teacher in's only the black boys who do it...) To this day, I still don't get it. What is the POINT??????

Posted by: Andrea at August 26, 2008 3:43 AM

black kids wear baggy pants so they can hide weapons/drugs in there.

Posted by: Anonymous at August 26, 2008 6:00 AM

But doesn't having the crotch of your pants down by your knees make it difficult to run from the police?

Posted by: Mr Evilwrench at August 26, 2008 6:15 AM

Baggy pants and rap "music" serve the same purpose for today's youth that the Sex Pistols and punk served for my own generation. It's an expression of adolescent nihilism and rebellion. Juvenile males are a problem until they are properly socialized. Crime statistics make this point abundantly clear. The answer is a two parent household with a strong male presence. As our society becomes more accepting of "alternative" families, we can expect higher crime rates and more pathologies in our youth. Once the pillars of family life have been totally deconstructed, the nation will follow the family into oblivian. Decadence seems to be an unintended consequence of liberty and abundance.

Posted by: ~Paules at August 26, 2008 6:35 AM

Wait a minute.....

Jericho looks black to me. Isn't this a case of the rest of the league being RACIST??

The sword cuts both ways!

Posted by: steve at August 26, 2008 8:47 AM

I don't know how it happened, but my sons have extrordinary IQs - must take after their father. I can't count the times they've been held back b/c promoting them would be unfair to others. "If we let him do it, everyone will want to" is what we say when we see situations like this, we've heard it so many times. I empathize w/ the Scotts; they've got a long, hard row to hoe.

Posted by: middleagedhousewife at August 26, 2008 11:16 AM

Harrison Bergeron, call your office.

Posted by: F451 at August 26, 2008 11:27 AM

Kurt was predicting the future when he wrote Harrison Bergeron.

Posted by: Varzil at August 26, 2008 1:41 PM