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Live chat, noon Friday: Our obsession with youth sports

By asoglin
Thursday, April 23rd, 2009 at 9:24 pm in Dads, Parenting Issues, Sports.

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.

Maybe I’ll get some answers tomorrow: Join us for a live chat at noon Friday with sports reporter Carl Steward.

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.

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