MLB to stop dugout daycare.

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  1. DaveBB

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    Major League Baseball is going to put an end to the madness so that no other 3 year olds get run over at home plate.
    http://espn.go.com/mlb/news/2002/1028/1452178.html
    Granted the Cardinals started it with Kannon Kile in the dugout: but he lost his father a few months ago. What special reasons did Dusty, Bobby and Kenny have?
     
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    It may sound crude and unsympathetic, but after all the shots of the Giants kids we endured through the Series, it was hilarious to see them all bawling at the end. "Dad, we suck!" [​IMG] It broke us all up completely. I kind of doubt we'd be seeing much of this again anyway.
     
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    Sooo... Having the players' kids in the dugout is "unprofessional" while [insert anything Bud Selig has done here] isn't?

    OK, Darren Baker shouldn't have left the dugout at that point; I won't argue with that. But I can't help but think that the Commissioners of other sports, which actually care about attracting new fans and marketing themselves well, would take the pictures of the Giants' kids and fashion an ad campaign around it, rather than look like jerks who won't let kids spend time with their dads.
     
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    Come on, how much harm can the dam kids do?? if anything I think it's great their kids are in their for the games, makes the atmosphere alot better.
     
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    I agree with this decision too. I just don't see the point of having a 3 year old hanging in the dugout. I doubt they even know what's going on not to mention the danger. What happens if a foul ball or lost bat goes flying into the kids head? Nothing good for the game about that!
     
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    I totally agree also. For the players it is their place of work, the kids have no reason to be there. If they want to watch they can watch with the moms in the stands.
     
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    Or if Jeff Kent and Barry Bonds start flailing at each other, what could happen to the kids?
     
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