I miss seeing kids play baseball in the local parks.
Sure, soccer, which has replaced it, is the Beautiful Game, and it's more exciting to watch (and play, I imagine), but I miss the sound of the ball and bat and watching kids chase ground balls.
Maybe we could import cricket?
After complaining about this to baseball fan Clowncar, what I saw today gave me hope:
a big sister, maybe twelve years old, playing baseball in the park with her two little brothers. She was wearing the catcher's mitt... and a hijab (headscarf).
They were Somali kids.
A couple grade-school teachers I know say Somali girls are the firecrackers of the new generation: bright, sharp, go-getters.
Maybe they could save baseball.