Showing posts from October 13, 2009

Fall Ball

John Daly's team won just their last game, and they won big. Really slaughtered the other team. But John wasn't happy. "For me -- especially with kids who are eight, nine, ten -- I feel like it's about learning the game, and learning how to play the right way, as opposed to winning. But not everybody feels the same way." As an assistant coach for Granada Hills Little League, John wasn't calling the shots, so he just watched as his kids stampeded another team of younger players. "If I were in charge, I probably would have stopped running around the bases as much, stealing bases against the other team. I would have put some of my less talented and less experienced players from the infield on the bases or let somebody else pitch, to not only give the other team a chance to get back in the game, but to allow the kids that are on my team to learn different positions and get new opportunities." Come springtime, Little League will get more competitive,