I know a lot of people in and around the game of baseball complain about what the game has turned in to. A lot of people are unhappy with batter's standing in the batter's box watching their home runs fly out of the park, and of pitcher's pumping their fist and screaming after a routine strikeout, and many feel that younger kids see this, and try to copy their actions. But I just wanted to say that I have a 5 year old little brother, and he's seen Bonds stare at long home runs, and Manny Ramirez not run hard down the first base line. But he's also seen Ryan Freel play, and Ryan Freel is the guy that he copies in the back yard. I was pitching to him, and he tried to drop down more than one bunt, and I could not remember the last time a 5 year old tried to drop down a bunt to get on base. He eventually got tired of hitting and wanted to field, and I hit him a few balls, one that was way to his left, and he layed out and dove for the ball!! He didn't catch it, the ball came out as he hit the ground, but I COULD NOT believe it. He said "Jonny, Jonny, I'm Ryan Freel!!!!" I just wanted to point that out, because kids DO recognize guys like Ryan Freel, and I think more often than not the Freel's have more of an impact on kids that age than the likes of Ramirez and other's. It's great to see, and I wish more players were like Freel. Despite the lack of sportsmanship in today's game, there are still guys that play the game the right way, and the young kids more than recognize that.