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Youth baseball league: Positive taunts only

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by EStreetJoe, Apr 6, 2007.

  1. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member


  2. Is there anything inherently negative about belly-itching? Ladders that are broken?
  3. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    Apparently you can't pitch effectively and scratch your belly at the same time. So it's probably an inherently bad thing for a guy standing on a pitcher's mound to be doing.
  4. BitterYoungMatador2

    BitterYoungMatador2 Well-Known Member

    wait til they outlaw ass digging, butterfly chasing and digging in the dirt.
  5. WazzuGrad00

    WazzuGrad00 Guest

    What are right fielders going to do?
  6. Bob Cook

    Bob Cook Active Member

    No-chatter rules aren't new. My kids' Pony League -- in fact, I believe this is national policy -- has had a no-chatter rule for years. I think Rick Reilly did a column on his kids' league dropping it a number of years back.

    It does seem ridiculous on some level, but I do understand the attempt to teach kids sportsmanship, particularly at the younger ages where the emphasis is on learning the basics of the game (like where first base is). Also, because so many of the parents seem to be unfamiliar with the concept of sportsmanship.

    I will say, though, that the one aid of chatter, remembering back to my Little League career, is that it kept our short attention spans focused on the game. Chatter did ensure you stared at the batter the whole time, and as such were not caught unaware when a ground ball came your way.
  7. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Sing the Peter, Paul and Mary song "Right Field" ...

    Right Field
    Saturday summers, when I was a kid
    We'd run to the schoolyard and here's what we did
    We'd pick out the captains and we'd choose up the teams
    It was always a measure of my self esteem
    Cuz the fastest, the strongest, played shortstop and first
    The last ones they picked were the worst
    I never needed to ask, it was sealed,
    I just took up my place in right field.

    Right field, it's easy, you know.
    You can be awkward and you can be slow
    That's why I'm here in right field
    Just watching the dandelions grow

    Playing right field can be lonely and dull
    Little Leagues never have lefties that pull
    I'd dream of the day they'd hit one my way
    They never did, but still I would pray
    That I'd make a fantastic catch on the run
    And not lose the ball in the sun
    And then I'd awake from this long reverie
    And pray that the ball never came out to me
    Here in...


    Off in the distance, the game's dragging on,
    There's strikes on the batter, some runners are on.
    I don't know the inning, I've forgotten the score.
    The whole team is yelling and I don't know what for.
    Then suddenly everyone's looking at me
    My mind has been wandering; what could it be?
    They point at the sky and I look up above
    And a baseball falls into my glove!

    Here in right field, it's important you know.
    You gotta know how to catch, you gotta know how to throw,
    That's why I'm here in right field, just watching the dandelions grow!
  8. Hank_Scorpio

    Hank_Scorpio Active Member

    Is this a kids rule or a parents one?

    And if it's a parents one, is it really enforceable? Most fields are in a city park so you can't really kick them out.
  9. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

    If some places could just pass a rule banning the organized cheers in girls softball games, I'd really be happy.
  10. Hank_Scorpio

    Hank_Scorpio Active Member

    It's RBI time. It's RBI time. It's RBI time. It's hit the ball time.

    :D ;)
  11. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

  12. Chuck~Taylor

    Chuck~Taylor Active Member

    That post reminded me of a video I saw. Yeah, it's not a youth baseball(it's a pop warner football one) vid, but it's still pretty embrassing.

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