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(CBS Houston)   Ten reasons the Little League World Series needs to go away   (houston.cbslocal.com ) divider line
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2014-08-21 09:51:47 PM  
Wow..

Either

A. That guy is a completely out of touch douchebag who shouldn't be allowed to report on miniature golf, let alone baseball

or

B. A genius troll knowing that passive aggressive rage list will garner a shiat ton of page clicks
 
2014-08-21 09:56:14 PM  
Option A
 
2014-08-21 10:00:51 PM  
Christ what an asshole

/STFU and go watch MLP, putz
 
2014-08-21 10:02:46 PM  
No one who puts two spaces after every period deserves our attention.
 
2014-08-21 10:33:52 PM  

VelcroFez: No one who puts two spaces after every period deserves our attention.


That's the only redeeming quality of the article.
 
2014-08-21 10:40:54 PM  
"Because my soul is a mix of drippings from a rotting iguana mixed with curried dingo excrement" surprisingly absent.
 
2014-08-21 10:44:16 PM  
It's about pitching. They field like little leaguers. The short field means there are seldom double plays (although I just saw one in Phil v Chi). You have to accept that it is a kids game and move on. You root for the kids or you don't.
 
2014-08-21 11:37:40 PM  
it's the purest form of baseball.  They play for fun and from the heart.  This tool is an incredible douche & I hope he doesn't reproduce. I'd pity his poor offspring
 
2014-08-21 11:52:33 PM  
B, and he's right, and this thread already proves it.
 
2014-08-21 11:52:59 PM  
I'm also calling BS on his BA.  Nobody remembers their BA in LL.  Unless of course douchenozzle's douchebag parents enshrined little douchenozzle's participation trophy. Judging from his pretentious picture, I'd drill his right in the forehead for kicks.
 
2014-08-21 11:55:19 PM  
What a schmuck. Deadlines are a biatch, I guess.

 

VelcroFez: It's about pitching. They field like little leaguers. The short field means there are seldom double plays (although I just saw one in Phil v Chi). You have to accept that it is a kids game and move on. You root for the kids or you don't.


Last night the play in the field was much better than tonight. There were some great saves made.
 
2014-08-22 12:12:13 AM  

Pocket Ninja: B, and he's right, and this thread already proves it.


Yeah, his very last point that he doesn't know how to change the channel is a dead giveaway, he should have really left it out because that was world class trolling until then
 
2014-08-22 12:31:05 AM  
My only real problem with the whole thing is the whole traveling team concept that puts too much pressure on the kids and is frankly gross from a parental standpoint. This guy nitpicks certain parts of the game but dances around the larger issue.
 
2014-08-22 12:35:42 AM  
For karmic justice, there should be a "baseball dads" tv series with a sociopathic, abusive coach, staged fights between the parents, and HD video of every error the players make, followed by 10 minutes of the parent screaming that it's only because [insert offspring name here] was robbed of their shot at fame by [insert other cast member name here]
 
2014-08-22 12:56:09 AM  

MisterTweak: For karmic justice, there should be a "baseball dads" tv series with a sociopathic, abusive coach, staged fights between the parents, and HD video of every error the players make, followed by 10 minutes of the parent screaming that it's only because [insert offspring name here] was robbed of their shot at fame by [insert other cast member name here]


What sort of justice is that, and for who?
 
2014-08-22 01:42:55 AM  

Pocket Ninja: B, and he's right, and this thread already proves it.


----------------------

dnrtfa. Just wanted to type "curried dingo excrement".
 
2014-08-22 04:09:11 AM  
If this guy can throw a ball 220 feet I'll fu*k his wife for him.  He's trolling.
 
2014-08-22 06:26:16 AM  
Let them play! Let them play! Let them play! Let them play!
 
2014-08-22 06:57:25 AM  
How is 8 the catcher's fault?  Seems like just an excuse to complain about the pitchers some more.
 
2014-08-22 07:02:42 AM  
The entire city of Williamsport and little leaguers world wide flip this guy the bird.

When I was in little league we all played in the hopes of being good enough to make the regional team to get even into the regional playoffs

Also I'm pretty sure that there are quite a few pro players who played in the LLWS. Hell I know for a fact that Chase Utley did.

/my brother and cousin's team made it to the state finals one year
//we went ballistic at that
///they lost but damn was it fun.
 
2014-08-22 07:10:58 AM  

altside: I'm also calling BS on his BA.  Nobody remembers their BA in LL.  Unless of course douchenozzle's douchebag parents enshrined little douchenozzle's participation trophy. Judging from his pretentious picture, I'd drill his right in the forehead for kicks.


I do.  Throughout my entire LL career (4 years) my BA was a big old goose egg .000 - really.  I was a pretty good fielder but couldn't hit ANYTHING, or if I did it was right back at someone.  It was of course after my playing days were over that my parents realized that I needed glasses....  After I got those I was a terror in neighborhood/school games, but the damage was already done to my LL stats.

Apparently it really helps if you can see the pitcher throw the ball.

/not quite sure how I managed to be a decent fielder but I was
 
2014-08-22 07:11:46 AM  

vossiewulf: "Because my soul is a mix of drippings from a rotting iguana mixed with curried dingo excrement" surprisingly absent.


static.tumblr.com

If it looks good, eat it.

/sidetracked, you'll get over it.

Douchebag article is wrong on every point.
 
2014-08-22 07:20:38 AM  
Best part of the LL world series is watching the kids cry when they fark up.
 
2014-08-22 07:30:54 AM  
I don't like little league baseball, Nascar, or Golf.  My solution is that I don't watch them on TV.  What a concept.
 
2014-08-22 07:31:28 AM  

styckx: Wow..

Either

A. That guy is a completely out of touch douchebag who shouldn't be allowed to report on miniature golf, let alone baseball

or

B. A genius troll knowing that passive aggressive rage list will garner a shiat ton of page clicks


A little of column A, a little of column B.
 
2014-08-22 07:32:03 AM  
Children of size are shamefully under-represented in the LLWS.
 
2014-08-22 07:41:55 AM  
I played the best baseball of my life in the state tournament for the LLWS. It gave me a chance to play under the lights at a century old ball park. I have great memories and experiences as a result of the LLWS.

I vote we keep it.

/don't watch it on TV
//Go RI teams!
 
2014-08-22 07:46:27 AM  
Yep those kids play for the love of the game. Same with all those parents.

Sure

Love hearing how some 13 year old girl is the most talented person to ever play the game.
 
2014-08-22 07:54:33 AM  
uh oh, sounds like somebodies rating took a dip last month.

Honestly, how hard of a concept is this. If you don't like something on TV, you have the choice not to watch.

Every god damn Monday some form of the bachelor is on. My wife and I are in separate rooms watching different things.
 
2014-08-22 07:54:40 AM  
The ONLY thing I agree with that troll of an article is the curve ball part. Their arms are not developed enough to throw a curve ball. Besides, like the troll said, a changeup at that age is much more effective.
 
2014-08-22 08:01:26 AM  
The author has one, count 'em one valid point, the one about breaking balls.

The sweetest, most well-intentioned screwup my father ever did was teach me to throw a curveball.

I was a very tall little league pitcher with a spaghetti arm and next to no velocity on my fastball. The only reason I pitched was because I had good control and placement...but when they did hit my pitches, they hit 'em hard.

I begged and pleaded for my dad to teach me how to throw a snap curve. He finaly did, and I practiced it relentlessly. The first two months of the next LL season I was untouchable, and I really thought I had a chance at the big leagues. Then my underdeveloped elbow developed ligament strain and trying to overcompensate for it (no, rubbing dirt on it didn't help), I tore my rotator cuff. Took almost four years to recover (my puny muscles needed time to hulk up and catch up with my skeletal growth).

/coulda been a contender
 
2014-08-22 08:01:36 AM  
Whining about Little League WS has got to be the derpiest of derp. Get a life
 
2014-08-22 08:08:50 AM  
Just looking at his profile picture I know I'm not going to agree with anything this douche writes.

i406.photobucket.com
 
2014-08-22 08:14:28 AM  

RobDownSouth: The author has one, count 'em one valid point, the one about breaking balls.

The sweetest, most well-intentioned screwup my father ever did was teach me to throw a curveball.

I was a very tall little league pitcher with a spaghetti arm and next to no velocity on my fastball. The only reason I pitched was because I had good control and placement...but when they did hit my pitches, they hit 'em hard.

I begged and pleaded for my dad to teach me how to throw a snap curve. He finaly did, and I practiced it relentlessly. The first two months of the next LL season I was untouchable, and I really thought I had a chance at the big leagues. Then my underdeveloped elbow developed ligament strain and trying to overcompensate for it (no, rubbing dirt on it didn't help), I tore my rotator cuff. Took almost four years to recover (my puny muscles needed time to hulk up and catch up with my skeletal growth).

/coulda been a contender


Me and my brother were taught how to throw a change up. The umpires in my LL would toss pitchers (ok, just from the mound, they still got to play) if they threw curve balls. That is, if the coaches didn't do it first. My brother could throw a changeup that would make Greg Maddux take notice.
 
2014-08-22 08:29:43 AM  
This must be the chap who penned Fark's new rules...
 
2014-08-22 08:36:42 AM  

fatalvenom: This must be the chap who penned Fark's new rules...


Not sure if this is mysoginy, but I'm reporting your ass just to be sure.
 
2014-08-22 08:38:31 AM  
This one at least has a point, now the World Cup on the other hand...
 
2014-08-22 08:39:30 AM  
Yes llws will be the difference in making to the major leagues

The problem is that many of the parents for the kids on those teams actually believe this
 
2014-08-22 08:53:05 AM  

VelcroFez: No one who puts two spaces after every period deserves our attention.


It must be nice to have such a good life that the number of spaces after periods in online articles is worthy of your ire.  Seriously, you must live in a castle made of clouds with infinite money and a harem of supermodels.  Congrats!
 
2014-08-22 08:53:21 AM  

Teaser: I don't like little league baseball, Nascar, or Golf.  My solution is that I don't watch them on TV.  What a concept.


YOUR SOLUTION IS BAD AND YOU SHOULD FEEL BAD FOR ADVOCATING IT!

...okay, no you don't. Just had to get that in because someone will do it eventually...
 
2014-08-22 08:53:59 AM  
The author of the article has a book coming out soon.

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2014-08-22 09:00:51 AM  

HMS_Blinkin: VelcroFez: No one who puts two spaces after every period deserves our attention.

It must be nice to have such a good life that the number of spaces after periods in online articles is worthy of your ire.  Seriously, you must live in a castle made of clouds with infinite money and a harem of supermodels.  Congrats!


I use two spaces after a period.  That is how I learned and do it without thinking.  Should I not be doing it?
 
2014-08-22 09:05:36 AM  
KingKauff:
Me and my brother were taught how to throw a change up. The umpires in my LL would toss pitchers (ok, just from the mound, they still got to play) if they threw curve balls. That is, if the coaches didn't do it first. My brother could throw a changeup that would make Greg Maddux take notice.

I think my curveball was likely the first one most of these players had ever seen. I used to get a thrill out watching them bail out of the batters box... only to see a strike called. I remember opposing managers yelling at their batters to "stand tall" in the box. Bailing was second nature, given the control problems many pitchers had at that age.
 
2014-08-22 09:08:18 AM  
If the LLWS goes away, then the only thing I have to gamble on this time of year is the NFL preseason.

At least, until HS football kicks off.
 
2014-08-22 09:12:49 AM  

RobDownSouth: KingKauff:
Me and my brother were taught how to throw a change up. The umpires in my LL would toss pitchers (ok, just from the mound, they still got to play) if they threw curve balls. That is, if the coaches didn't do it first. My brother could throw a changeup that would make Greg Maddux take notice.

I think my curveball was likely the first one most of these players had ever seen. I used to get a thrill out watching them bail out of the batters box... only to see a strike called. I remember opposing managers yelling at their batters to "stand tall" in the box. Bailing was second nature, given the control problems many pitchers had at that age.


I remember when I learned to throw a good slider. I would get the same reaction. Never could get the hang of a curve.
 
2014-08-22 09:15:14 AM  

Gunny Highway: HMS_Blinkin: VelcroFez: No one who puts two spaces after every period deserves our attention.

It must be nice to have such a good life that the number of spaces after periods in online articles is worthy of your ire.  Seriously, you must live in a castle made of clouds with infinite money and a harem of supermodels.  Congrats!

I use two spaces after a period.  That is how I learned and do it without thinking.  Should I not be doing it?


I dunno.  I learned that you're supposed to put two spaces after sentences.  But a while back there was some unbelievably butthurt article, (on Slate, as you'd expect for pointless butthurt), just railing on and on and on for 10 paragraphs about this.  It just shocks me that people can care that much about something that literally has no impact or effect on them in any way.  You'd have to be either incredibly spoiled, or incredibly autistic, to even notice (much less care about) something that trivial.
 
2014-08-22 09:17:45 AM  
Jesus. About all that was missing was 'and why do these kids even get to play baseball anyway! Why are they not all in summer school!'
 
2014-08-22 09:36:25 AM  
It's been fun watching the Chicago team. Those kids play hard.

There was a pitcher from the Texas team, he was already 190 pounds plus...must eat like a horse. I think I was maybe 70 pounds at most when I was 11.
 
2014-08-22 09:47:53 AM  
Right.
In that case, MLB should go away as well. Watching some luber pitch against a roid gets old.
 
2014-08-22 09:48:04 AM  

pendy575: pendy575: Yep those kids play for the love of the game. Same with all those parents.

Sure

Love hearing how some 13 year old girl is the most talented person to ever play the game.

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... would like a word with you.
 
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