Congrats to the team from California who won the Little League World Series this past weekend. Those kids will have memories that they will share with their kids and grandkids for the rest of their lives.
Too bad ESPN’s family of networks made some money off of them.
I have a huge problem with ESPN’s coverage of Little League Baseball. Televising the final round is one thing. Televising the whole damn tournament is another. I don’t need Nomar Garciaparra and Orel Hershiser breaking down tape and giving analysis on 12-year-old baseball players. It just seems so damn creepy to me.
While I do not know the contract numbers ESPN paid to televise the LLWS tournament, I think that getting paid off the backs of kids is downright crazy. If none of that money goes to any of the tournament participants, then it’s goes from crazy to downright deplorable.
Like I said, I am sort of cool with the final round being televised. Just don’t turn it into a cash cow by televising the opening rounds and the regional finals BEFORE the LLWS starts.
It should be about the kids experiencing something that they will be able to cherish for the rest of their lives. There should never be a price tag on it.