I love stories like this so let me take a deep breath before diving in.
OK, here goes. Nine-year-old Jericho Scott of New Haven, Connecticut is apparently just too damn good at baseball. Scott is a right-handed pitcher whose fastball tops out at around 40 mph. That’s so hard some parents don’t want their kids to have to face him. They voiced their complaints and the Youth Baseball League of New Haven told his coach that Scott he was no longer allowed to pitch. Well, when little Jericho took the mound again last week the opposing team just up and forfeited the game. Basically they showed up, saw the kid was pitching, packed up and left.
The league has now claimed that they will disband Scott’s team and redistribute the players because his coach, Wilfred Vidro, resigned in the wake of the controversy. Yeah, that’d work, if Vidro had actually resigned. He claims he never quit and that his team refuses to disband. Parents from Scott’s team claim this is all because the talented hurler turned down an invitation to play for the defending league champion, instead he choose to play for a team sponsorsed by Will Power Fitness. His team was 8-0 heading into the playoffs before Scott was banned from pitching.
Now the poor kid is at the middle of a power-play between parents, coaches and the league. And his quote about it was predictably adorable. Jericho said that he misses pitching and that, “I feel sad. I feel like it’s all my fault nobody can play.”
By the way, Scott has never hit a single batter in the co-ed league of 8 to 10-year-olds.
This is really sad because I know what this is like. I was once asked to leave a bar because I was too damn sexy and all the women were paying too much attention to me. It’s not like I can help the fact that I have devilish good-looks, rock-hard abs and a smile that makes angels cry, I was just born this way.
On the bright side, we hear from our inside sources that Jericho Scott will be making his Major League Debut for the San Diego Padres on Friday.