Little Leaguer Gets Sucker Punched
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Nothing Says 'Great Game' Like A Punch To The Face

5/28/08 in LLWS   |   100%InjuryRate   |   1283 respect

Every day we hear stories about how our society is falling apart. Generally speaking, I ignore those stories.

No longer. The apocalypse is officially upon us.

Police in Washington are now investigating a sucker punch thrown by a Little Leaguer at an opponent during the customary end of game hand shaking. Nothing like reaching out your hand for a shake and getting a fist to the mouth instead.

Although the story isn't really that funny, this part of it is. The kid who got punched and his family don't want to be identified because they're afraid of retaliation.

Wait, they're worried about retaliation for snitching to the media about a sucker punch? Man, Washington's a lot more hardcore than I remember.

[HT: Deadspin and WZAZ]
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5/29/08   |   primo   |   1 respect

Earl Weaver's grandson.

5/29/08   |   snbslugger

What we don't hear in the article is what happened afterward.  Where were the coaches to step in?  Umpires? Anyone?  Most Little Leagues are sanctioned by a Parks and Recreation Department run by the city.  Nobody has done ANYTHING? 

The precious little snowflake that threw the punch should be bounced from the league for good.  If his coach did not act decisively after this incident, he should be barred from coaching again.  Swift justice, done.

I'm really surprised this thing didn't break out into an all-out rumble.  It's been a few years so maybe the world has changed some, but I have no doubt my Senior League (what we call 13-15 year old Little League division here) team would've gone after this clown.

5/28/08   |   kizzlep

If these kids were older the sucker puncher would have got beat down

5/28/08   |   Reef PIE   |   1 respect

Wow, that was a nice clean fist to the face tho....not bad for a 14 y/o....still, I dont like sucker punches....give the kid a warning atleast "excuse me, I plan to sock you in the face"

5/28/08   |   Boski93   |   375 respect

Even if the kid name is Pierzynski that ain't cool to go Barrett on him. What did they kid do, diss him on his Myspace page, or was their pre-game discussion on the merits of David Cook a little too heated? Someone tell me? Aw screw it. Kids are messed up these days. Not like they were back in 80's. Now excuse me I have to get back to chasing kids off my lawn and I have an important episode of Matlock to get to.

5/28/08   |   100%InjuryRate   |   1283 respect

Kyle Farnsworth approves.

5/28/08   |   derms33   |   17653 respect

Unprovoked?  Doubtful...that dude just dumped his little sister