100 thoughts on “In ‘Unorganized Baseball’ Games, Kids Play By Their Own Rules | TODAY

  • March 8, 2018 at 12:14 am
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    Lol, y r there parents

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  • March 8, 2018 at 6:17 am
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    This is how the Clinton, Obama and Dems run the Govt. Just look at Sanctuary Cities. And The American People are the Parents BEING TOLD TO SHUT UP

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  • March 8, 2018 at 7:05 am
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    I love this

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  • March 9, 2018 at 4:39 am
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    When I was younger we used to have that but with football in my neighborhood. They couldn’t cover me at Receiver. We even invented trampoline football.

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  • March 9, 2018 at 8:10 pm
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    Is this In iowa

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  • March 10, 2018 at 8:27 am
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    As a hockey player growing up…we had this type of play. We could either go to open skate an just rip around the rink as we wanted. There was also the ability to go play "Drop In". It was an hour and a half of open ice where teams are kinda selected by the jersey color you have in your bag. As a college player.. I still like to hit a drop in now and then to have fun with young players and remember what it was like to play………just to play!!!

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  • March 12, 2018 at 11:25 am
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    so what is the point of the coach?

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  • March 13, 2018 at 2:36 pm
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    HA I live in Edmond

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  • March 15, 2018 at 3:47 am
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    No pressure yet there playing on tv

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  • March 15, 2018 at 3:10 pm
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    This is something you play in gym class not a sport really

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  • March 15, 2018 at 6:18 pm
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    We used to do this everday as kid. We would get 6+ people, no teams, everyone batted, everyone pitched , we would just rotate positions based on the number of position.

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  • March 16, 2018 at 12:52 am
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    Is this seriously news. Kids actually have enjoy playing just for fun. This is pathetic that this needs to be reported as real news.

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  • March 17, 2018 at 4:30 pm
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    Aye Oklahoma!!

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  • March 21, 2018 at 7:38 pm
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    This how i play basketball and baseball during summer vacation this makes you better

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  • March 22, 2018 at 6:29 pm
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    Love it… we used to play it that way in the 60s…. parents were too busy working to be in our business back then and I can't remember ever having a bad time while playing

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  • March 26, 2018 at 12:18 am
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    This is great but when they get older they will play jv, varsity and it is organized!We wore blue jeans when I played little league.

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  • March 26, 2018 at 12:22 am
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    Little league was awesome if you grew up in a small town . We had minor league and it was 8-12. You could get drafted to 11 – 12 if you were good enough. There were no hand picked teams. Each coach had to draft players and the only kid the coach automatically got was their son.

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  • March 26, 2018 at 2:31 pm
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    My city set up an entire whiffle ball league a couple years ago and parents aren’t allowed to attend games

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  • March 26, 2018 at 9:26 pm
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    The most organized, unorganized game ever

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  • April 1, 2018 at 2:55 am
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    There’s gotta be SOME sort of rules… right

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  • April 3, 2018 at 1:14 am
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    this is how i like to play hockey i mean playing in an organized league is fun but when its just me and my buddies trying out dangles and throwing around the body theres nothing better

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  • April 3, 2018 at 8:48 pm
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    What's the music at 2:13?

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  • April 3, 2018 at 11:02 pm
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    All I saw 👀👀 was that their batting was wayyyyyyyy to weird

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  • April 5, 2018 at 8:58 pm
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    Weenie hut junior league

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  • April 6, 2018 at 6:18 am
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    I live in Edmond and I have never seen or heard of this🤔

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  • April 6, 2018 at 3:43 pm
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    I want to do that

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  • April 7, 2018 at 4:32 pm
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    No good just cause u can't play

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  • April 10, 2018 at 9:51 pm
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    THE BLACK KID HAS THE SAME GLOVE AS ME

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  • April 11, 2018 at 8:47 pm
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    its basically just softball

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  • April 12, 2018 at 9:19 am
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    Sandlot…

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  • April 12, 2018 at 9:55 pm
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    this is bs if you want to be a major leage player someday they need to play competive i think its funner when they treat you like an actual player but for younger kids i understand.

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  • April 14, 2018 at 3:13 am
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    sweet now my dad doesn't have to curse at me like crazy

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  • April 14, 2018 at 10:01 pm
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    Sorta like sandlot

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  • April 20, 2018 at 9:32 pm
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    ayy fellow angels fan at 2:59

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  • April 24, 2018 at 3:29 am
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    So the parents had to organize the unorganized game. Try this Show the kids the movie the SANDLOT and tell them to go outside and play and have your butts home by dinner time. Where I lived the firehouse whistle would go off at 5:15 pm and 6 pm every kid within earshot of that whistle had the same drill be home after that 5:15 whistle and before the 6pm.

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  • April 24, 2018 at 7:07 pm
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    Atleast no USA bat rule

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  • April 24, 2018 at 8:54 pm
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    First base – old seat cushion
    second base – crushed cardboard box
    third base – old roof shingle
    home – garbage can lid
    those were the days

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  • April 27, 2018 at 11:37 pm
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    I feel sorry for those kids being forced to play some boring old man's game in the hot summer sun when they could be in an air conditioned home having the time of their lives playing video games.

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  • April 29, 2018 at 3:57 pm
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    Why that would be stupid

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  • May 2, 2018 at 1:08 am
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    This is pretty much kids pick up baseball

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  • May 3, 2018 at 5:21 am
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    I did this growing up and it was a blast!

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  • May 4, 2018 at 1:57 am
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    Lol, when they say there is only a 13-year-old home plate umpire. I realize at 2:03, there is a woman who called safe on the runner. Don't know if the kids made that happen.

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  • May 5, 2018 at 7:35 am
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    40 years ago we did this every day , of every summer……broke a neighbors window once in a while, picked our own teams, everyone played. also played organized baseball……this is great…kids being kids without overbearing, obnoxious helicopter parents…

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  • May 6, 2018 at 1:14 pm
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    They’re no parents on the field: 2:04

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  • May 7, 2018 at 12:42 pm
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    We did this as a kid all summer. We once had the same game last 6 years!

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  • May 7, 2018 at 10:29 pm
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    Some of the kids don’t even know how to pitch or hit

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  • May 9, 2018 at 7:52 pm
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    This is fine and all but if these kids have aspirations to play on travels teams high school ball etc… they will have to learn the pressure this is what's wrong with today's generations with everyone having fun, but in life there is always a winner and always a loser.

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  • May 10, 2018 at 1:52 pm
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    Let the kids go out an just have a good pickup game.

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  • May 11, 2018 at 11:01 am
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    I know it's going to happen next girls are now going to join boys base ball and a feminist is going to hate this comic

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  • May 18, 2018 at 8:36 pm
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    Cool

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  • May 19, 2018 at 1:47 pm
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    2:10 go Hawkeyes

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  • May 19, 2018 at 6:50 pm
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    me and my friends do this all the time, why does this need a news report

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  • May 22, 2018 at 3:01 pm
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    The kid pitching with the adidas shirt has no fundamentals whatsoever

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  • May 22, 2018 at 7:35 pm
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    This is just stupid

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  • May 22, 2018 at 7:36 pm
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    It’s called recess

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  • May 26, 2018 at 12:58 am
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    That’s great.

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  • May 28, 2018 at 7:48 pm
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    Yeah but organized sports with playoffs and reason is my favorite part

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  • May 29, 2018 at 7:43 am
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    You mean un”organized”

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  • May 31, 2018 at 4:15 am
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    I like

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  • May 31, 2018 at 7:59 pm
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    I wish it was like that for me

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  • June 2, 2018 at 5:30 pm
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    No story when I was 12. We just met at the park and played until dark. Idk what the story is??? Duh!!!! The Sandlot was a movie about our childhood and this story.

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  • June 3, 2018 at 12:35 am
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    “What do you like about tuesdays?”
    “Playing baseball with my friends.”
    “And you?”
    “Same thing.”
    REPORTER DIES OF LAUGHTER

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  • June 3, 2018 at 4:04 pm
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    Yeah but if I would’ve had a dad making me play I wouldn’t have been drafted

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  • June 3, 2018 at 5:13 pm
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    When they lose in little league they’re gonna be crying cause they don’t know what competition is

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  • June 11, 2018 at 8:20 pm
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    Did the same thing as a kid nothing new

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  • June 11, 2018 at 10:08 pm
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    I don’t see why they should change kids baseball. If we don’t care how good the kids do we will have a future era of slackers and unorganized people. Organized baseball doesn’t only organize people but it prepares the kids for the future, and possibly the mlb. If this becomes a nation wide thing permanently, where will our skilled hitters and fielders be in the mlb? I have a guess, playing softball with the guys

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  • June 16, 2018 at 4:52 pm
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    Liberals….. Fuckimg participation games losers afrais to lose

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  • June 22, 2018 at 2:43 pm
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    All ima say is have u seen the sandlot

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  • June 23, 2018 at 2:14 am
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    It looks soo fun but I don't have enough people to play so I don't get to and that sucks

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  • June 29, 2018 at 6:09 pm
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    that's me at 0:26 OMGGGGGGGGG AHHHHHHH

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  • July 2, 2018 at 4:00 pm
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    Parents be quiet

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  • July 4, 2018 at 1:31 pm
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    SWING AND A MISS THAT'S BALL 4 TAKE YOUR BASE

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  • July 10, 2018 at 10:08 pm
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    A league of their own, the movie… oh wait, theirs already one.

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  • July 11, 2018 at 2:36 am
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    I’m just a kid baseball fan but didn’t every one of those Kids have like 300 dollar bats

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  • July 11, 2018 at 5:11 pm
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    Can I play………. no k

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  • July 12, 2018 at 5:40 pm
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    Uh they arent the first ones to do this btw like i do this all the time

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  • July 19, 2018 at 1:06 am
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    welcome to the sandlot

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  • July 20, 2018 at 5:22 am
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    More like uncivilized baseball

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  • July 24, 2018 at 2:35 am
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    Why is this on the news. I play this type of baseball with my friends all the time.

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  • July 25, 2018 at 12:59 pm
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    we used to throw our gloves in a pile and blindfold someone and they would throw the gloves left and right and that was the teams

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  • July 25, 2018 at 7:22 pm
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    Kids are to sensitive I'm not gonna say how old I am but Im young. My dad tells me that he yells because he cares and if anyone doesn't push me I wouldn't have the work ethic and future that I have and might have. A parent cant always be going "Oh Billy you did so good I'm so proud of you." When the did awful and struck out. I'm not saying that you have to tell and my dad doesn't most of the time. He just doesn't tell me a whole bunch bull crap, he tells me I didnt do good and I need to work on things. And slowly that has taught me to be honest with myself and work hard. This is how all parents and kids should be if they want to start taking baseball more serious and try to have a future in the game whether that means going pro or going to college. Or more realisticly playing varsity high school ball.

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  • July 29, 2018 at 10:17 am
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    That bat in the thumbnail looks like mine

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  • August 1, 2018 at 10:36 am
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    I hate you because you can't just go around other people's channels and say swear words because there are children also reading the comments comment on videos so stop saying swear words for other people it's just rude rude

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  • August 23, 2018 at 4:58 am
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    Im a kid and we do this all the time

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  • September 8, 2018 at 11:49 pm
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    Hi

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  • September 19, 2018 at 7:21 pm
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    this looks really boring

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  • October 5, 2018 at 5:07 pm
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    This is just sunday school league

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  • October 8, 2018 at 5:05 am
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    I play majers and get scared at the plate

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  • October 10, 2018 at 11:10 pm
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    2:20 is that kid from when him and he’s dad bust windows with baseball

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  • November 30, 2018 at 3:48 pm
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    Hey guys: Thanks for sharing this video. I used it in a post on my blog, LIFE-BUILT POEMS: Living Out Loud. Here's the link: https://lifebuiltpoems.com/set-up-your-own-rules/

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  • February 8, 2019 at 8:09 pm
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    I think it's great kids want to organize their own games. However, children look to adults for structure and discipline. We as parents and elders are to provide that structure. There is nothing wrong with organized baseball. With that being said parents shouldn't yell at the kids while they are playing. Whether their own kids or others. The coach is in charge when you turn your kids over to him for practice or a game. If parents have a problem with the coach, they need to address it with the coach. Btw in private meeting.

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  • February 19, 2019 at 5:39 pm
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    This ain't news. Everybody has been doing for a really long time. I'll play with my friends all day every day I'm not playing an actual game just in the yard for years. plus, with lots of land you can have whatever sized field you want as you get bigger.

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  • February 23, 2019 at 3:22 pm
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    Its just like the sandlot neighborhood kids playing baseball

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  • March 26, 2019 at 12:00 pm
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    I think I’ll just point out the fact that most of them play because they aren’t good enough to play in an organized league

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  • April 10, 2019 at 9:32 pm
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    I would love to do this but parents now a days won’t let their children go outside alone and just be a kid

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  • June 18, 2019 at 5:21 am
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    When I was growing up, each neighborhood had its game. It started Friday after school and continued until sundown, Sunday evening. You'd show up. Sometimes, there were 30-40 guys show up. Saturday, the game might slow down because guys had to go to town with their parents. Sunday morning was a little slim because some guys went to Sunday School. All during the weekend, sometimes the game might get down to three or four guys. In that case, you either played pepper or hit flies. Two guys, hit flies. One guy, you'd hit flies to yourself until more guys showed up. Throw the ball up, take a straight-up swing. As the ball took off, you grabbed your glove and chased it. Sometimes, you got so good you could hit the ball nearly straight up. Because of this, guys learned the characteristics of a ball in flight. As I progressed into organized baseball, I was a catcher. I never dropped a foul ball because I hit flies to myself. Kind of sad that the game no longer exists in most of the U.S.

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