Another Danny Almonte? Or Simple HBD?

15 08 2014

Williamsport, Pennsylvania

pierce-jones

A Little League player with the start of a mustache?

I know you’re thinking Danny Almonte, but there might be a non-diabolical but taboo explanation at work.

Currently, the age cutoff for Little League is April 30.  Which means that if your age is 12 on April 30, even if you turn 13 on May 1, you can play on the LL team for “12-year olds,” and maybe go all the way to Williamsport.

Young Mr. Pierce Jones, pictured above, is 13 years old.

So you probably have to consider racial differences in puberty onset as a factor, even though we’re not supposed to think about such things.

In a few years, the age cutoff will be moved back to December 31, and I think that’s to prevent this kind of thing somewhat.


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15 08 2014
notsam

He likes him some accessories.

20 08 2014
Sister Mo | Countenance Blog

[…] pitchers to whom she is being compared will throw a lot harder and faster once puberty kicks in (well, for some, it already has), meanwhile, he has pretty much peaked in her fastball […]

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