26 August 2008

Calling Harrison Bergeron

9 year-old pitcher not allowed to play in 8-10 year-old little league team "because he's too good." Story here, and detailing the requisite follow-up legal action here.

Money line:
Jericho ’s pitches are so fast and accurate that league officials and some
parents feared their kids weren’t able to play freely, league attorney Peter
Noble said recently.

I was watching the Incredibles this weekend, uh with my daughter, and this story brought back this dialogue:

Helen: Everyone's special, Dash.
Dash: [muttering] Which is another way of saying no one is.

Title comes from this (excellent) story by Kurt Vonnegut.

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