Word has it that Major League Baseball is ready to crack down on teams having their kids in the dugouts, saying that the sideshow in the San Francisco Giants dugout was an embarrassing display that served to make MLB look unprofessional.
I've got to agree with Car Salesman Bud on this one. I understand St. Louis having Darryl Kile's kid in the dugout. I mean, COME ON! His dad died! But Dusty and company took it WAY too far. It's a dugout, not a daycare center. Leave the kids in the skybox or in the stands. And for those who disagree with me, look at the near-disaster in Game 6. Dusty Baker should be thanking the man upstairs that his little munchkin didn't get clobbered at the plate.
"See Nash, you can wear any Halloween costume you want to, but you know and I know that you're only half the man that I am - and I have half the brain that you do."
I have to agree on this one. There should be only 2 batboys or batgirls and they need to be at least of an age (10 or so/) where they know what to do and when to do it. Darren Baker is 3 1/2 years old. I have a 3 year old and there's now way she would be anywhere near that kind of scene!
He's Rolie Polie Olie - and in his world of curves and curls, he's the swellest kid around.
I understand why they wanted Dusty wanted his kids down there - so they could share in something they might not get this close to again - but they probably shouldn't have been the true batboys. Maybe if you made them honorary and didn't allow them to leave...
Of course, then you run into the problem of putting a 3-year old into a group of spitting, cussing adults, and I dont't think I need to say that's not too bright, either.
I watched very little of the World Series but when I saw the kids in the dugout I was disgusted. Let the kids sit with their moms, they have no business being in the dugout.
These commercials are superfine because they pay for the production costs of putting CHRIS MOTHERFUCKING BENOIT on my GODDAMN TV SCREEN! I will GO GREYHOUND! I am thinking OUTSIDE THE BUN! – Dean Rasmussen 8/1/2002 Smackdown Workrate Report
I think the age for kids should be more like 12 maybe even 14 or older. Not only should they be old enough to behave and know when to and not to run out on the field. But they also need to be old enough to be able to react to things like foul balls coming at their face.
All I know is that while I won't really miss Blue Jays' games, I'll watch as many as I can before the strike because dammit, Roy Halladay is one helluva pitcher. Other than that, they have some good young talent and some potential for greatness...