Love snow skiing but was almost paralyzed & killed doing a jump in 2000 (airlifted to UCLA Med, etc.) I still ski (no more stunts). The spinal injuries cost me my vertical leaping ability I can no longer turn on a fast ball (no more rebounding & swingin a bat). Love movies as much as sports: "Bull Durham", "Hoosiers" & "North Dallas 40" are my top picks for their respective sports.
Baseball should be safe for 8 year old kids& men over the mental age of 18 should only bring their glove to a baseball game if they are actually on the field playing. Men, catch the foul ball with your bare hands, show off to the TV cameras & hand it to the kid next to you.