In the final game, one youngster hit a walk-off home run to bring Hawaii its first ever Little League World Championship. Now we can see over and over again two distinct pictures -- the jubilation of the victors and the genuine tears of the losers. Yes, the young pitcher who gave up the winning homer broke down in tears!
What is Little League baseball doing on TV in the first place? These are 11, 12 & 13 year old kids playing a game for the fun of it. They don't need the eyes of the world watching every pitch and at bat. They don't need the glare of television cameras recording their every move and emotion.
For crying out loud, it's JUST a game! A simple game enjoyed by generations of youth.
But now it's not JUST a game -- It's become a commercialized spectacle!