Is Money Affecting Youth Baseball?

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Is Money Affecting Youth Baseball?
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This is a follow up to my article earlier this week about Little League baseball. It made me start thinking about why kids are dropping out of baseball or just simply not joining at all. Baseball was once a game that anyone could play. It was a kids game, America's pastime. So what happened? Why are the number of participants dropping?

I am sure there are many kids like the previous article mentions that feel overwhelmed when they need to advance to the next level because of their age. The new program Little League has developed should help those kids out greatly, I firmly believe in that.

However, I think that will only help the children that are already participating in baseball programs. What about the other children? The children that can't afford to join leagues and teams. In many areas, signing up your child for sports is very expensive. Now, having your child outside and a part of a team should be thought of as priceless, but I can see why some people just simply can not afford it.

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