posted on Feb, 2 2009 @ 11:42 AM
Fun post. of course you do all know that children are not in the least bit as stupid as the grown ups think them to be. And before the question is
asked, I am 38.
Children playing baseball often invent their own rules. Over the fence is a homerun if it hard to accomplish, it becomes an out when it becomes too
easy and time consuming to get the ball. Often times the homerun/out rule will apply to a kid based on their ability to do so.
We often worked together to strengthen weaknesses. For me it was hitting, for others it was running. Sometimes a good hit from me was an automatic
double. But since I had speed as a strength, any hit required me to leg out a double on a small diamond.
It helped tremendously in organized play as I often would run out an extra base when the hitter behind me had a solid hit. And my weaker hitting style
but learned hit location allowed for a better batting average than I should have had.
Ultimately we never remember the scores of those Little League games, but we do remember exceptional hits, plays or base running. And we remember the
good players from the scrubs.
Of course why should sports be any different than academia? Only college graduates are intelligent with worthwhile ideas, right? Just like Dr. Tesla
whose degrees were all awarded in honorarium?