Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely baby daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.
I sat in the lobby of WTMJ, interviewing Ken Burns about his upcoming PBS documentary series about baseball.
In his soft-spoken delivery, Burns was a top-notch ambassador for
A few years ago, I learned about a Little League story in
The story went viral spawning other blogs and a 90-minute segment on Charlie Sykes’ radio program on WTMJ.
Though I professed my love and support for Little League a la Nelson McDonald and the Indian Love Call, some just missed my point.
Little League is a wonderful kids program. The problem is adults get involved, too involved. Those that do are simply too close to see the damage they’re inflicting.
One of the Little League rules is far too politically correct.
“EVERY PLAYER on a Little League roster must play at least two innings in the field and bat at least one time. To ensure each player a chance, Little League allows players who leave the game to re-enter, provided their substitutes have played their two innings and batted. The re-entry and mandatory play rules differ in tournament play.”
We must allow every kid, even those at the far end of the bench, to play.
Kids get upset?
Parents of kids who just aren’t as good as the others erupt?
Remember, these kids aren’t far from playing high school sports where some might play sparingly, if at all.
A kid doesn’t get into a game? That’s life.
Unless you’re the kid’s parents. Then it’s the Rapture.
This is a long prelude to a yet another Little League debacle brought on by the mamby pampy rule that everyone must play. Maybe it needs to be tossed out.
Forbes reports how foolish that rule can turn out to be.