Neil O. Nelson

Today’s T-ball, or tee-ball, is not for the die-hard baseball fan.

It’s for parents and grandparents and possibly a sister or brother, even a cousin or two, but no more; any more would put undue pressure on the performing tee-ballers.

Tee-ball is intended to introduce children ages 4-6 to baseball, America’s Game.

It’s a simplification of cricket, softball and baseball and is played by both boys and girls. 

Of the 2.2 million youth playing tee-ball today, 35 percent are girls.

For the true baseball fan, or the old ballplayer, it’s hard to watch, especially the first couple of practices. But, if you’re a grandfather, you wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.

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