Jericho Scott, a nine-year old pitcher who throws 40-mph gas (that’s heat when you are nine), is suing his Connecticut little league because they banned him from pitching.

“He is a very skilled player, a very hard thrower,” Peter Noble, attorney for the co-ed league, 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.”

Scott’s team is 8-0 and murdering the rest of the league. Five of those wins have come on no-no’s from the fireballer.

After an August 13th thrashing, league officials told his coach to put someone else in. So, he put Scott at 2B for a game and then he returned to the mound a few days later. The team forfeited as opposed to facing his pitching.

Now, the whole team is joining in the lawsuit because the league wants to disband them. This is a great lesson for children: If you are up against someone in life that is much better than you are, just quit.

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Micah Warren is a sports writer from New York and the founder of Blast's sports section and the Off the Record sports blog.

3 Responses

  1. Chad

    No wonder the younger generation is growing up to be a bunch of babies. Whatever happened to learning that ‘life isn’t fair”, or that “you win some you lose some”? That league should be ashamed of themselves.

  2. Bos24RedSox

    dude im glad i dont play in that league!!!!!!!!!!!! poor kid got banned?! watta stupid rule! those other kids need 2 grow up and hit the ball! 40 mph is NOT fast 4 nine, at least not where i come from. i faced high 40’s at 9 and mid-50’s at ten! they’re justa buncha wimps!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    P.S. i totally agree wit Chad! (the person who responded b4 me)

  3. Bos24RedSox

    P.S.S: Reno National’s gonna take state all the way this year man! no las vegas mountain ridge is gonna beat us this year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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