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It's come to this?

Unread postby tbone » Thu Jun 26, 2008 6:09 pm

This story lead the Channel 3 news this evening. I'm speechless.

http://wtam.com/cc-common/news/sections ... le=3881429

Beachwood cancels Rec League all-star baseball game

Rec Center feels singling out players can hurt youthful self confidence.
Thursday, June 26, 2008
(Beachwood) - Beachwood has cancelled its annual 4th of July Rec League All-Star Game for 9 to 12 year olds.

In a letter to coaches, Assistant Recreation Supervisor Frank Vicchiarelli announced that the decades old tradition would end because certain kids were being singled out as better players than others.
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Unread postby Ziner » Fri Jun 27, 2008 10:28 am

Why dont they make them pull the lineup out of a hat?? Because everyone knows the best hitters are 1-4 and the kids 7-9 are the kids that will be playing the Tuba in the high school band. We wouldnt want those kids to realize they dont have any skill
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Unread postby Bill the Butcher » Fri Jun 27, 2008 11:48 am

This is ridiculous.

This is GOOD for children. It builds character. Often times, humans will do better when they're told they aren't good enough (even indirectly) than when they're told "all of you are good!"

Simply stupid. Modern America trying to sugarcoat things again. That reminds me, people don't beat (as in discipline) their kids anymore. At least not as much as in the old days. I don't know what this new generation is going to bring to the world. Hypnotized, spoiled half wits I presume.
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Unread postby swerb » Fri Jun 27, 2008 11:52 am

The Pussification of America

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Unread postby skatingtripods » Fri Jun 27, 2008 12:01 pm

Some kids are simply more talented. What a joke.
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