America the Insipid
It's been interesting watching how strongly my generation - and those about 10 years younger than us - have dedicated themselves to destroying the children of today. No playing tag or dodgeball, or anything else that involves physical contact. Many kid's sports teams aren't allowed to keep scores so no one loses (or wins).
And now this.
Jerico Scott, a nine year old from New Haven, Conn, isn't allowed to pitch for his team in the Youth Baseball League. Is it because he can't get the ball to the plate, or is wild? No - it's because he's too good! They are going so far as to disband his team and scatter the players among other teams.
The kid has been saddled with a guilt trip - he feels that it's his fault that the other kids can't play if he pitches - the one thing in his life that he loves.
Oh - and at the start of the season he turned down an invitation to play for the team sponsored by an employer who just happens to be one of the league's administrators. Must be just a coincidence, huh?
Just Livin' the American Dream, right?