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NBC – The Brewster Little League team player who has cerebral palsy rejoined his teammates in the dugout for their game against West Nyack Wednesday after Little League International reversed its position. “I was happy that I was going to be in the dugout with everybody,” Evan Sussman, 12, told NBC 4 New York, before throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at the game.Sussman is in a wheelchair, but has sat in the dugout with his teammates for every game for the last three years. But over the weekend, a league tournament administrator told the team’s coach Sussman was not allowed to be in the dugout in future games.Little League International issued a statement saying that anybody who is in the dugout must be a roster member of the team. To be considered a member, the organization said, “you must play 60 percent of the games.”But early Wednesday, Carl Peterson, who runs the Brewsters, said he received an email from Little League officials reading, “Please be advised that the Tournament Committee has granted permission for the child to be present in the dugout as requested.”It all happened in time for Sussman’s 13th birthday. Before the game, a member of the Challenger Little League, a league for the disabled, presented the boy with a ball autographed by a former Yankee.
Little League keeps getting softer by the minute. Everybody has to play 2 innings now. Everybody has to get an at bat. The kid with cerebral palsy gets to sit in the dugout, blah, blah, blah. What’s next? Not keeping score? Bottomline is this league official who banned this kid had it right the first time. You want this kid in the dugout? Stick him in RF and hope the ball doesn’t get hit there just like you do with all the other crippled kids that coaches stick out there. That’s what RF is for dude. Kids in wheelchairs and kids who haven’t figured out they belong in choir yet. Plus this joker just turned 13. It’s a known fact 12 year olds who turn 13 during the season have a huge advantage in Little League. This kid should be playing shortstop nevermind getting a waiver to sit in the dugout.
PS – Real nice of a former yankee to sign a baseball. Arod was probably was charging too much.
Double PS – That Asian broad who did this report tried to seduce me at our Blackout Party in NYC. She cozied up to me and asked if I’d let her inside our party with her cameraman even though they didn’t have tickets. Yeah okay honey. Go right ahead. Make sure you get all the good footage you need to bash me over the head with. She must have thought I was the dumbest smut peddler in the game. How about this sweetheart? How about you suck my dick and then we can talk about it.