Lee Daniel Crocker wrote:
> Baseball? I can't think of what instills /better/ values in
> young minds. Patience and urgency, individual effort and teamwork,
> strategy and chance, humility and hubris, capitalism and sacrifice,
> tradition and novelty, honesty and deception. I can't think of a
> better way for a child to learn about all those things than to go
> outside, pick up a glove and experience them directly.
Baseball teaches you that if you are a klutz, that you are a thorn in everyone else's side. And most games are organized by adult coaches, with the kids basically doing what they are told to do, instead of experimenting on their own.
I used to organize my sisters and we used to put on shows. Now, that was a group effort that allowed everybody to contribute their own unique talents to.