Baseball tryouts

I can’t help but feel bad for the bad rap that playing the outfield gets when you’re a kid.  At the same time, it does provide the opportunity for some relatable baseball humor.

5 Comments on “Baseball tryouts”

  1. Right field is the “scrub” position in Little League.

    • And everybody knows it. I always feel bad for the kid that ends up out there.

      • Steve Myers says:

        And yet, further along, right field eclipses left field in terms of difficulty or skill, arm wise anyway, with that longer throw to third and memories of Ellis Valentine. This video actually makes Olympic Stadium look somewhat attractive or at least colorful when in fact it was grayer than a pigeon’s neck, but Valentine- this slow motion and no sound is a perfect way to see and be in awe of his arm I think.

        • True, especially the higher you get in terms of level of play. I’m not sure why it gets such a bad rap for Little League. Are kids more likely to hit to left?

          • Steve Myers says:

            I guess so maybe because more hitters are right handed pull hitters and hitting to the opposite field is a learned trait? But there will always be right fielder Timmy Lupus, the hidden inspiration behind the Bears win in the second Bad News Bears movie, the one in the Astrodome.

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