Monday, August 25, 2008
Excellence Is NOT Incompatible With "Community, Family, Well-Being"
Now here's political correctness run amuck: a 9 year old boy has been banned from playing baseball because he's too good of a pitcher. Apparently excellence is incompatible with "community, family, well-being, nurturing," according to Peter Noble, the Liga Juvenil De Baseball De New Haven league's attorney. The boy made their team win "too much," so the league asked the coach to replace the boy. Apparently excellence is not an appropriate to have in the league because "It's an extended family and it’s been disrupted.” Excellence disrupts? Of course it does. Is that a reason to get rid of it, to discourage it? This boy should be encouraged, praised, help up for his abilities. Instead, we have people whining about how good he is. Instead of trying to get rid of this boy, the other coaches and parents should be working to make the boys on the other teams better ball players. Here is an opportunity to use excellence to create more excellence, and instead everyone wants to take the easy, wimpy, pathetic way out. The parents, the league, and the coaches should all be ashamed of themselves.