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    Let's bubble-wrap the whole fucking world.
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    We had a local basketball league that didn't keep score until 8 years old. Most everyone decided taht it was stupid and started keeping score again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nightflight View Post
    Let's bubble-wrap the whole fucking world.
    Exactly. It's goddamn pathetic and embarrasing to see articles like this.

    I am one Brit that is getting sick and tired of the whole creeping nanny-state, the ever increasing aversion to even minor risks, the frakkin' "are you sure" culture, and I'm not the only one who feels this way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Space Gravy View Post
    I think England's done it for their National team as well.


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    Quote Originally Posted by noonwitch View Post
    My sister's kids play in a softball league with similar rules. The girls don't pitch until they are 9 or 10, either, although this is probably a good idea-they tend to get bone spurs in their elbows, if they start pitching too young.

    I can see not having winners/losers with little kids, like the 4 and 5 year olds. 7 and 8 year olds are a different matter.
    My daughter has played for about 10 years. In slow-pitch, every batter would walk if a 6 or 7 yr old was pitching. In fast pitch, a youngster just can't throw it fast or accurate enough. I have an orthopedic doctor friend who tells me he sees high schoolers who started around 10 and have totally trashed their arms. A good bit of that is poor pitching technique. Over the years I've seen hundreds of different girls pitching. A great many depend on arm strength alone to hurl the ball 50+ mph. They won't be doing that long. :(

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