The fighting started this week when Coach Wilfred Vidro refused a directive by league officials to replace 9-year-old pitcher Jericho Scott, whose pitching they say is so hard, fast and accurate that it might frighten or discourage other players.
And it includes this from the legal mouthpiece for the league:
“The spirit of the league was community, family, well being, nurturing. It’s an extended family and it’s been disrupted,” said attorney Peter Noble, who represents Liga Juvenil De Baseball De New Haven, Spanish for Youth Baseball League of New Haven. The league is not affiliated with Little League baseball.
Translation: "This kid's good, and we don't want his team winning this way; it might upset the bedwetters, kids and parents."
Yeah, I am being judgemental. Due to crap like this:
Noble said they cancelled the game for fear the adults bickering would create an “unhealthy environment.”
“We didn’t want an escalation of the kind of tumultuous behavior caused by the coaching staff,” he said.
Translation: "Screw these kids! Who do they think they are, not doing what they're told? And the coach not bending over for us? Hah, we'll show them!"
Just bloody wonderful, isn't it?