I remember about lebenty-leben years go I was umpiring a Little League game of 10-year olds. I was standing between first and second base. Having played baseball before at college division 1 level, I knew pretty much how the game was structured and what was required. I just hadn't taken into consideration what these baseball "managers" were teaching these kids.

In particular, the rules said there was no leading off base and no stealing so the runner could only come off the base after the pitch was thrown and of course, certainly when the ball was hit which, if you know 10-year olds, isn't all that often. This one game ended 24-23 after only five innings and 40 of those 47 runs were the result of walks.

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