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Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Little Big League

Little League Baseball announced over the weekend the tournament is expanding.  16 teams now.  it goes to 20 in 2021.

I don't have kids.  I never played organized baseball.

I have my reservations.

Follow the money.  I'm sure the powers that be in South Williamsport were told they could charge more for an expanded World Series.  The ratings are good, and I'm sure ESPN will pony up additional cash.

More is not necessarily better.  10 days is a long way to be away from home for little kids.  Several games in a short amount of time is grueling and expensive.  We are expecting a lot from ten and eleven year olds.  This has become way too serious.

Little League is big business.