I'm of two minds on this.
First of all the article says that he has "beaten cancer" so I'm guessing that the issue really is how to treat scrawny and unathletic kids in competitive sports in general.
Secondly the article finished with him saying that he will work on his swing. I think that he wants to be treated like everyone else and doesn't want all of this special attention.
At the heart of it though is that with 9 and 10 year olds you pitch to everybody. Gamesmanship and strategy have no place with 9 & 10 year olds that aren't going to Williamsport. You are supposed to be teaching these kids a love for the game, sportsmanship and fundamentals. Dealing with little kids like this I don't even think that they should be keeping score. These coaches ruined it for everybody.
btw - congrats to everybody for not pointing out that it was the Yankees and making cracks about that