Yes, we’re fully aware that NewsCut has its share of readers who will say, “what are these kids learning by intentionally striking out so Braydon Gero, 12, a kid with Down Syndrome can have a happy moment in his last Little League game of the season?”
And the answer is easy.
They’re learning something we’re in desperate need of, and the sooner the better.
MLB.com says he played all year in the outfield, had a few walks, a lot strikeouts and one hit.
The kids showed character. Don’t change, kids. Don’t ever change.
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
NewsCut is a blog featuring observations about the news. It provides a forum for an online discussion and debate about events that might not typically make the front page. NewsCut posts are not news stories.