Whether they admit it or not, I suspect most fathers of Little Leaguers live vicariously through their children. Am I projecting? Perhaps. I’ve always told myself it’s OK so long as the kid isn’t aware of the old man’s vicarious thrills. Am I rationalizing? Perhaps.
In a column that will appear in Friday’s Contra Costa Times and Oakland Tribune, Steward writes about Mark Hyman, author of “Until It Hurts: America’s Obsession With Youth Sports And How It Harms Our Kids.” Check out the story and then join us at noon.
Meanwhile, I’ve gotta go check my kid’s baseball schedule.