Skip to comments.Son, did you bring your birth certificate?
Posted on 12/29/2010 9:15:17 AM PST by jpf
Anyone who ever played or has had kids who played little league baseball, know that its organized according to age. Of course there were some kids and their parents who would try to game the system by playing with the younger kids. A kid of 13 might try and play in A league with 12 and 11 year olds, giving him a big advantage. To avoid this, hopefully, the first question you were ask at the registration table was, "Son, did you bring your birth certificate?"
There was actually a scandal or two with the Little League World Series where kids were, I don't know, 21 or 22 and pitching against 12 year olds. The coaches claimed not to know, but if the 80 mile an hour fastball, wicked slider, and goatee weren't clues, I don't know what would have been. The coaches had implausible deniability on their side, however, those kids had provided birth certificates.
For a long time I didn't buy into this whole birther nonsense. Frankly, I think this is just a trap devised by Barack Obama to make his critics look like kooks. At least that's what I thought in 2008, then I watched his State and Treasury Departments in action for the last two years and I began to wonder if he was really smart enough to be Machiavelli.
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Yeah, but the way he throws, he’d get picked last anyway.
To play in Little League you need a proof of birth. To be president of the USA you need no proof.
The constitution has BOTH an age and citizenship requirement for the President. I guess we go on the honor system for both.
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