While surfing the radio dial the other morning, I heard Steve Gill talking about a little league team in Columbus, Ohio that was kicked out of a rec league for being "too good
"After hearing and seeing the scores from that group, I called up the
league office and said, ‘No way are we going to play them,’ " said Terry Morris,
who coaches one of three teams from Bloom-Carroll schools in Fairfield County.
"I wasn’t going to subject my players to that."
Other teams started complaining. And canceling. The Stars were pulled
from the league schedule. The team appealed to the league’s commissioner, Joe
Bernowski, to no avail.
So, are we punishing a team for being too good, for being too commited to wanting to play well and practicing hard? The article does go on to say the Stars practice 2 and 1/2 hours a day, four days a week and many of the players have been together for several seasons.
I guess following the same logic, we shouldn't allow the New England Patriots to be in contention to defend their championship next year since they've won three of the last four Super Bowls....
posted by Michael Hickerson at 6/22/2005 11:52:00 AM