David_Nicoson, on Tuesday, August 26th, 2008, 6:59 PM, said:
Umm, yeah, 40? That doesn't sound at all unusual to me. Conner threw 30mph last week, and he's up there bouncing it toward the end of a couple innings. I think this story is BS.
I am 100% certain that my little brother threw 50 when he was in 4th grade. From two different arm-slots. He was awesome, but that is totally beside the point; 40 at age 9 is in no way outside the normal range, there. No way some kid throwing 40 is worth busting a stink over. I bet it's because the kid is black/Mexican/whatever he is. A 9 year old kid could catch a 40MPH barehanded and it wouldn't even be a big deal. You could set a random 9 year old in front of a pitching machine throwing 40MPH Billy Madison style and it would be shameful if he cried before 5 minutes in the cage. So stupid. Stupid stupid dumb ignoramus dumb DUMB
I mean, RAAAAAAWWWR!