Arete, Sport and Society, American Sport History, Baseball, Little League, Play, Fun
Little League baseball; Play; Sports; Recreation
There has been a commercial running on the tube the past few months in which a young father is sitting at a Little League baseball game with a cellular telephone. After the kid comes to bat and gets a hit dad dials up mom and passes on the news. High tech has come to Little League baseball. Dad can connect Mom to the game instantaneously, and of course in the World of TV the news is good. The kid gets a base hit. In the next version mom will run to the computer and send the news to grandma on the Internet.
Sport and Society for Arete
College of Arts and Humanities
Crepeau, Richard C., "Little League and the Death of Play" (1995). On Sport and Society. 262.