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Thanks to big money endorsement deals and massive fan followings, young boys are more likely to be drawn to flashier, more in-your-face sports. The way kids play has changed. It's easy to blame video games, but the way kids play has changed for a lot of reason. Parents today are far less likely to send kids out into the neighborhood to play unsupervised for hours on end. And school recesses are much shorter and more controlled than ever before.
It might be possible in twenty minutes for kids to run a few football plays or a play a quick game of basketball. But it's not likely that they will have enough time to organize and execute even one inning of baseball.
So, what does it matter? Unless you are a rabid baseball fan, who really cares if the game continues to attract kids and be America's favorite sport? It matters because even those who aren't fans of the game admit that baseball is a great sport. Baseball requires a different level of discipline than other sports. Baseball combines athleticism and brain power. Baseball matters because it has shaped our culture and our kids for decades. It is a part of our history. But mostly it matters because, as a friend of mine who has coached the game pointed out, baseball is a microcosm of America.
The things that affect baseball -- money, the family, values, and how kids spend their time -- are things that affect us all. This post originally appeared on Charming Farming. Tap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you. Follow Laura Hanby Hudgens on Twitter: Mom, writer, teacher, living the good life on a buffalo farm with my husband, kids, parents, blogs at charmingfarming. Baseball Little League Kids' Sports. Here's our way-way-too-early projection for the first 10 picks next June, basing the Draft order on the big league standings through Thursday's games.
It also gives Major League scouts an early look at top Draft prospects. Brady Singer is the top college prospect and a leading candidate to go No. He showed exactly why in the biggest game of his life Monday night.
Although he might be a nationally touted wide receiver on the football field, Jordyn Adams showed himself to be an elite player on the baseball diamond Sunday during the Prospect Development Pipeline event at USA Baseball's National Training Complex. But for the soon-to-be senior at Encinal High School and second cousin of former Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins, getting the chance to step on a big league field, just like his cousin, was a dream realized at the Coliseum Sunday morning.
Nate Clow was the youngest player to participate in the Prospect Development Pipeline event in Seattle, but he also may have been one of the toughest. Participating in the Prospect Development Pipeline Premier offers high school prospects more than just any typical showcase. The event is designed to create exposure for top area prospects for the and MLB Drafts.
A few hours into Wednesday's testing, Groshans was satisfied with the progress he had seen. Several prospects had the opportunity to put their talents on display against top competition at the Cincinnati PDP Event on Tuesday. Rick Hahn is not done collecting assets for his version of "The Process," otherwise known as the White Sox rebuild. The White Sox general manager acquired three new prospects in the organization's MLB Pipeline Top 30 in a pair of deals, including landing the Cubs' top two prospects in a five-player trade for ace Jose Quintana.
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