Originally Posted by SunDeck
n't this fly I the face of what's happening in the Dominican Republic? When I was a kid, pickup baseball was on the schedule every day in the summer. We had about ten kids, maybe six gloves, the ball was covered with electrical tape, one or two old wooden My dad used to say he thought the thing killing baseball was that kids were no longer allowed to play unless it was organized. I think he's on to something; last time I was at Delhi Park on a weekday afternoon in the summertime, I saw no kids playing on any of the sand lots. When I was a kid, there were usually 2-3 fields taken every day, from noon till dark.
Yep, it's a different world now. Kids generally do more inside activities (video games, more TV channels, tons of movies).. Stuff we didn't have available as kids.
Also, many parents are terrified for their kids' safety. My neighbor has a 13 year old daughter. He's scared to let her walk alone 1/2 mile to the park in our neighborhood. He figures there's kidnappers (or worse) waiting there to take his daughter. The same dangers existed when we were kids, but the level of fear parents have now is much higher.
Thank you Walt and Bob for going for it in 2012 AND 2013!
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