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(Yahoo)   Because amateurism is almost dead anyway, why not pay Little Leaguers?   (sports.yahoo.com) divider line 21
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402 clicks; posted to Sports » on 24 Aug 2014 at 11:35 AM (27 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2014-08-24 08:26:46 AM  
I respect amateurism, but perhaps the back office should be amateurs too.
 
2014-08-24 11:51:57 AM  
Brilliant idea.  I can't wait for the first season they do something monumentally stupid as this.  You think Little League is a horrorshow of meddling obnoxious parents now, wait until the manager starts sitting mommy and daddy' precious snowflake -- they're going to need metal detectors at all games.
 
2014-08-24 11:52:55 AM  
Sign them up for the standard Hollywood kids' kontract.
 
2014-08-24 12:04:21 PM  
Just set up a college fund they can only use for colleg or transfer to an account they can't touch until 25.

Mainly to allow maturity but really to keep the parents hands off of it.
 
2014-08-24 12:16:00 PM  

steamingpile: Just set up a college fund they can only use for colleg or transfer to an account they can't touch until 25.

Mainly to allow maturity but really to keep the parents hands off of it.


Exactly. When the CEO is making $450k from child labour, there is more than enough to give to the kids of teams that make it to the World Series.
 
2014-08-24 12:16:03 PM  
They can get paid like I did.... tickets to redeem here after every game.

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Hot dog, chips, orange soda and a cherry Popsicle.....
 
2014-08-24 12:21:06 PM  

Thanks for the Meme-ries: They can get paid like I did.... tickets to redeem here after every game.

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Hot dog, chips, orange soda and a cherry Popsicle.....


That is literally an NCAA violation. God, the NCAA is farking awful...
 
2014-08-24 12:53:05 PM  

Trocadero: Sign them up for the standard Hollywood kids' kontract.


Exactly. Why in the world is this controversial? If an organisation is making $10m a year for the TV rights (And that's only going to go up), then the kids should be seeing some of that coin. I like the idea of putting it into a trust/scholarship fund, but I think you should just share the wealth and let them decide what they are buying with it.
 
2014-08-24 01:14:54 PM  
Stop ruining everything!!

sorry, did i scream that at the top of my lungs?
 
2014-08-24 02:01:07 PM  

Waldo Pepper: so then should all the kids who are in the national spelling bee get paid, what about those who are in marching bands at the rose bowl or macy thanksgiving day parades. 

The only thing I would like to see is ESPN tone down the promoting of the individual players and how pushing on the kids how colleges and scouts are watching them. The beauty of LLWS is watching kids play a game for the pure enjoyment.  it appears to me that most of these kids don't want to and know they won't be pro ball players when they grow up.


ESPN signed a 20 year contract with the SEC. They own the some or most of the best college players in the country for the next 20 years. I hope they enjoy paying them and then getting sued for injuries. Fark ESPN.
 
2014-08-24 02:05:36 PM  

Waldo Pepper: so then should all the kids who are in the national spelling bee get paid, what about those who are in marching bands at the rose bowl or macy thanksgiving day parades. 

The only thing I would like to see is ESPN tone down the promoting of the individual players and how pushing on the kids how colleges and scouts are watching them. The beauty of LLWS is watching kids play a game for the pure enjoyment.  it appears to me that most of these kids don't want to and know they won't be pro ball players when they grow up.


Yeah right. I'm sure everyone is trying to find the next wondergirl that can throw a ball now after seeing how much press they got from the last one.
 
2014-08-24 02:14:40 PM  
Something very creepy about watching 12 year olds play baseball that you are related too.
 
2014-08-24 02:15:25 PM  

tennesseemike: Something very creepy about watching 12 year olds play baseball that you are related too.


NOT related too
 
2014-08-24 02:31:37 PM  

Waldo Pepper: so then should all the kids who are in the national spelling bee get paid, what about those who are in marching bands at the rose bowl or macy thanksgiving day parades

The only thing I would like to see is ESPN tone down the promoting of the individual players and how pushing on the kids how colleges and scouts are watching them. The beauty of LLWS is watching kids play a game for the pure enjoyment.  it appears to me that most of these kids don't want to and know they won't be pro ball players when they grow up.


Yes, if they are using their name and likeness to line their pockets with money.

Why do people have a problem with other people getting paid for the use of their name and likeness?
 
2014-08-24 02:42:12 PM  

Waldo Pepper: so then should all the kids who are in the national spelling bee get paid,


they already are

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Spelling_Bee#Prizes
 
2014-08-24 03:06:45 PM  
Because then they'll want to unionize, and the big cheeses in Williamsport will then cut off all
support for their teams - and then subcontract the games to Chinese Little Leaguers.  (Why not?
It used to be teams from Taiwan won the LLWS every year - now it'd be guaranteed.)
 
2014-08-24 04:48:15 PM  
In what world is "we are making millions of dollars, let's reward these people for their accomplishments that allow us to do so" controversial?
 
2014-08-24 04:53:18 PM  

dywed88: In what world is "we are making millions of dollars, let's reward these people for their accomplishments that allow us to do so" controversial?


Welcome to Earf.
 
2014-08-24 07:04:42 PM  
Well, obviously that's ridiculous. What is the point of using child labor in the first place, if you're going to treat them like people?

Besides, I think we can all agree: when people who profit from the efforts of others compensate those others for their efforts, that takes all of the je ne sais quoi out of stuff.
 
2014-08-24 11:08:41 PM  

dywed88: In what world is "we are making millions of dollars, let's reward these people for their accomplishments that allow us to do so" controversial?


Because we've still got this weird idea that athletes should do it for the love of the game, but not the coaches, promoters, agents, league officials and related media people...because reasons.
 
2014-08-26 02:40:00 AM  
What is rediculous is 6'4 220lb 13 year olds playing on 225' fences with 60' bases and 43' pitching. Move it back to at least 55' pitching, 75' bases, and 300' fences. I mean seriously in one year those same kids will be playing 60'/90' ball.
 
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