Originally Posted by 757690
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.
This is gonna sound really mean but please don't take it that way. But where I played (and this all depends on where you played I'm sure) those sort of chants were most commonly directed at kids who weren't on the track to baseball sucess, present company included. The one's who had a shot to advance past amateur often went to the plate with the goal of "doing" something, not "passively" taking a walk.