Re: Jackie's Heirs Haven't Learned
I agree with MWM. It's much more than a matter of marketing.
If I had a child in the city, I'm not sure I'd let him/her roam like we used to. Or play ball in front of the house. We're more tightly packed these days, and there's much more chance of a ball going into a window of a home or a car.
And breaking someone's window can be more dangerous in some areas than it used to be.
Also, baseball takes longer to appreciate than football and basketball. Couple that with the instant success stories of young players right out of HS or College making big bucks almost immediately, and the inner city kids are naturally going to gravitate to those sports.
And now that so many sports train pretty much year round, you're not going to have as many multi-sport athletes as time goes on.
It would be nice to see a push to revive the inner city youth leagues in some areas. Just not sure the interest is there.