Enjoyed the article PA. I took my eight year old brother to Sunday’s game. We got there while Bama was taking infield and he was amazed at just the little things like arm strength and glove work. It was his first college or pro game in person and I think he enjoyed it alot (except for the score). I don’t know how many kids are like that, but he’s one of them. Only eight year old I know that likes to do drills and long toss instead of just hitting.
Good article, PA. I remember a lot baseball games when you could kick back, eat a hot dog and popcorn, and just enjoy the atmosphere. Now, if they could just get rid of those danged pinging aluminum bats and get the nice solid thuds of wooden bats!
Larry, I’ve grown up with aluminum, so I’m comfortable with either sound. I do enjoy a good minor league game where the crowd is decent in number but not elbow to elbow leaving you enough room to spread out.
Beef, we’ve played both at different times. I didn’t get the feeling that our USSSA coach was wearing out arms. I think the extra games — within reason — are fine if your coach paying attention. I don’t agree with these teams that play every weekend and end up with 60 games in a summer.