My ERA is 456.92 - Hey Coach, I don't want to pitch anymore.

A Japanese high school team was losing 66-0 with 1 out in the second inning before somebody noticed that the game might not be fun anymore. That might be embarrassing for the kids and the team, but I'll hang the "idiot" label on the coach.

The hapless hurler had already sent down over 250 pitches, allowing 26 runs in the first inning and 40 in the second before Kawamoto asked for mercy.

He let a teenager throw 250 pitches? These days even professionals barely throw 100 pitches in a game.

Also the kid gave up 26 runs in the first inning and he runs him out to pitch the second?

Then it takes 40 more runs to cross the plate before he "asked for mercy"?

Assuming the runs weren't all home runs or walks, weren't there 8 other players on the field? Had they played the game before? With 30 guys going up to the plate, I think even my TBallers could have got three outs.

Lastly, what was the other coach thinking?

Guy should lose his job for negligence and child endangerment.

Reuters: School team hit for 66 runs in two innings

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