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Slate has been pretty baseball friendly lately. They also included a great piece on some very old (1880s) photos of baseball.
Collection of Early Baseball Photos
carlos gomez should be featured by major league baseball to draw fans to the game
I will say that my only familiarity with Carlos Gomez comes from the incident versus the Braves, and if he's not my least favorite player in the major leagues today, I can't think of who else it would be.
escabeche Posted: October 22, 2013 at 05:46 PM (#4580495)
I wrote this!
i wish i knew your secret for getting your kid to be a baseball fan
Tell me about it. I have 4 sons(ages 21 to 13) and none of them are baseball fans.
I've got three kids. The older two were complaining one day that the youngest was my favorite child. I said of course he was. He likes baseball.
My only complaint about this piece is that it wasn't longer.
It would be nice for sports writers (and players) people to remember this.
If there is a lesson baseball can offer us, it’s one about our deepest commitments; that they’re arbitrary, and contingent, but we’re no less committed to them for that.
Sandlot ball is the most fun there is that you can do outside.
Great article, Jordan, and if you're wondering what was on that bat handle, it was "#### ####". Just don't tell your son.
Why shouldn't kids love baseball. Sandlot ball is the most fun there is that you can do outside.
I grew up in a neighborhood with a menagerie of boys about the same age. We played sandlot, hoops, went sledding, and also played our own non-contact football game called Pass Interference. I'm childless, but I doubt kids spend their summer and afternoon hours the way my neighborhood did nowadays. I think they organized the #### out of the stuff we did on our own.
And when there are no other kids available, you can play wall ball. I spent hours of my summer just throwing the ball against the side of my house, pretending to be Alan Trammell fielding grounders, Nolan Ryan firing fastballs, or Willie Wilson tracking down flies.
It's not just that, though that's part of it. As parents, we don't allow our children to roam the way they once did, so gatherings like this are much fewer.
I'm going to assume that depends to some extent on where you live. I'd be somewhat surprised if things are any different now in my hometown than they were when I was a kid in the '60s & early '70s (population of about 2,500 then, at least 20 percent lower than that now). I could definitely be wrong, though.
the wall street journal had an article a few weeks back on how parents are coming with their kids to job interviews. it's about 10 percent on new hires. meaning parents being there AND participating in the interview 10 percent of the time. companies are revamping their recruiting approaches to make sure they have the ability to communicate with parents if the candidate expresses wanting the parent involved
I do take issue with its defense of ketchup mayonnaise though, ketchup mayonnaise is disgusting.
I would be stunned if things aren't different now in the town where you grew up. I've lived several places, most of them not terribly big, and it's been the same all over.
there are companies sending parents progress reports to the parents on the kids performance
I am just sharing what was in the article
Maybe the current generation really is, in aggregate, completely useless & in dire need of being set on fire en masse, regardless of whether & how much the generation (mine, pretty much) is at fault for raising them that way.
I think there is a lot of catering to kids these days, and I think a lot of that is in response to the cold indifference baby boomers raised us in plus the greater amount of affluence these days that allow parents to spend more time with their kids.
There are no disgusting condiments.
Is MW a Midwestern or Southern thing? I'm familiar with mayo, but don't believe that I ever had MW.
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