Originally Posted by kaldaniels
I was just wondering if the OBP "wave" will trickle down to the little leagues. What if one of the next generation of kids is brought up knowing the importance of a walk. When I played it was just try to hit the ball as hard as you can. It would be interesting to see what the major leagues would be like if all the players had been brought up enlightened about getting on base.
From mu recollection, in little league, walks were always highly desired and appreciated, probably more so than in the majors, since that was the one way low talent player such as myself could make themselves useful.
Probably the two chants heard most from a little league or high school dugout:
"Walks as good as a hit!"
I really don't buy this notion that we now understand that walks are good. We always have, imo.