Monday, August 25, 2008

Jericho Scott

Nine year-old Jericho Scott throws a fastball 40 mph. At such a short distance Jericho throws so hard that the Youth Baseball League of New Haven has banned his team from playing. Jericho pitches for the Wii Fitness Team, who is 8-0 this season.

Opposing teams parents fear for their kids facing Jericho. Last week, when Jericho took the mound, his opponent just left the field. Jericho's coach, Wilfred Vidro said, “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 situation bothers Jericho who says, “I feel sad,” he said. “I feel like it’s all my fault nobody could play.”

Peter Noble, a lawyer for the Youth Baseball League of New Haven, said the only reason in banning Jericho from pitching was that his pitches were too fast.

“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.”


Special Reports said...

This has the least bit to do with worrying about safety and more about winning the penent. Way to show your kids to take the easy way out and quit.
Jericho Scott Special Report

Dany Suzanne Smith said...

Jericho Scott should NOT give up. This current issue is a reflection of where this talented and blessed child will go in his life. I feel the league should NOT ban his team. They should maybe put Jericho into a league where he can play among other players of his same caliber. His parents should be very, very keen to this young boy's talent. It is out of the ordinary and someone in the sports industry should step up and keep tabs on Jericho. We will be hearing much more from this kid.
Now for the other team to forfeit... that is poor sportsmanship. Jericho's team has a weapon and they are using him to their fullest advantage. I agree, it is not about the children's safety. It is about knowing they will lose and they are choosing not to try. It is a terrible lesson they are teaching the other children. Instead of teaching them to face the challenge of Jericho.. they are teaching them to quit when the going seems tough. GOOD FOR YOU JERICHO!!! I WILL BE WATCHING AND CHEERING!

Dany Smith - Huntington, Long Island

Phillip Santillan said...

wow...I wish I could throw that fast! Shoot...I wish I could throw!

David McGrinn said...

Pay attention America! This picture is almost complete. Dont strive to be better, dont compete, lie down and die. Now figure out a way to blame it on Bush, picture complete.

how bout them Dolphins!!