SMF - Just Installed!
Started by Akshaj Gaur, November 21, 2020, 08:35:08 am
Quote from: Norton0723 on November 21, 2020, 09:53:07 amYeah I agree. I'm not too upset about it personally. I understand the "traditionalists and purists" might not like it and I get that, but it's rare for any of those guys to make it anyways and if it can help consolidate and get better talent to the bigs quicker then I'm ok with it.I get that some of these guys spend a lot of time there and there's the rare case but ultimately I think talent wins out more times than not so if they're good enough, they'll eventually make it to certain levels regardless.
Quote from: WaldoTerrier on December 04, 2020, 11:38:21 amMy first job was working concessions for the Delmarva Shorebirds, and being at the ballpark every day was so much fun. I also know how much the organization does in the community, and they just finished a three-year renovation of the stadium to improve fan experience. In having many conversations with the GM of the team, they have little to do with player development and everything to do with fan and community engagement. That's the biggest thing that I think is getting overlooked with these decisions. So many of these teams have done a tremendous job in bringing baseball to younger fans and letting them have more personal interactions with players. It'll be a shame to see much of this erased in many communities.
Quote from: DavidLatham on December 04, 2020, 05:57:46 pmEspecially when the sport is having a major issue getting young people interested in the game. Really feels like every move they make is just shooting themselves in the foot
Quote from: WaldoTerrier on December 05, 2020, 07:36:06 amIn five to ten years, when enrollment numbers in Little League and other youth baseball organizations is down, they'll have no one to blame but themselves.
Quote from: DavidLatham on December 07, 2020, 03:14:48 amIt's already pretty damn low, at least in my neck of the woods. Growing up we usually had 6-7 teams in my town alone (population: 12,000+/-). Last year they only had one and played against the surrounding towns