Sunday, August 19, 2018
Andy's Angles: Moonlight Feels Right
To get you up to speed, the Williamsport Area Millionaires held a midnight practice Monday morning, the first possible second the team was allowed to practice in full pads. Some Talkback callers thought it was absurd.
Yes, the players are kids-- but they're not babies. Staying up late is nothing new.
A midnight practice was a novelty, and the players appeared to be having a great time. I didn't hear one complaint from the kids, or the parents and fans in the stands. Practicing anything can be repetitive and boring. This was a novelty, and the TV cameras were there. No one had issues with the publicity.
As much as he said he wasn't sending a message to opponents, I think that's what Charles Crews had in mind when he arranged the midnight practice. The Millionaires are ready for the new season, and they will fight to improve last year's 7 and 4 record. There is nothing wrong with that.
As I write this, the Little League World Series is getting underway in South Williamsport. Organizers take great lengths to make sure the kids are happy, healthy, safe and cared for. I don't hear anyone complaining about the long and grueling season these tykes endure.
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