Reply to "Where Are The Baseball Players Going?"

Coach Koz posted:

My son is 13 now but since he was 7 or 8 while other kids were watching cartoons in the morning before school he would turn on MLB Network. Even now, if he watches TV he's usually watching the MLB Network. He'll watch some of the games as well, especially if the Yankees are playing.

When he was 8 he could name all the retired Yankee numbers and players in Monument Park at the stadium. He's familiar with the names of a ton of MLB players as well. That's a striking contrast to kids I have coached in rec and travel ball that didn't even know the names of Harper and Trout.

I firmly believe that kids not watching MLB on TV now and then presents a huge obstacle in coaching youth baseball. There are a lot of 10, 11, and 12 year olds that have no idea about some of the basics of the game.

 

 

No argument here.

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