Friday, January 15, 2010
Just announced: ABC is moving this year's Little League World Series (US title game) to prime time. Good for the network, which undoubtedly will pull in a sizable audience. But good for the kid players?
I like what sports psychologist Richard Ginsburg has written:
"I have a hard time watching 11 and 12 year-old boys playing baseball on national television. In fact, I just change the channel. Don't get me wrong. I love the kids, but are they ready for that kind of exposure? Aren't we exploiting the trials and tribulations of children for adult entertainment?"