One of these
days, warm, spring weather will arrive. When I was a kid, that meant
that I, and just about every boy I knew, were cranked up for youth baseball.
some reason, far fewer kids are grabbing bats, balls and gloves. And the
same is true for basketball, soccer, and football. The causes of these
declines are unclear. I've done some reading on the topic. Most
often, this is blamed on the expense, time-strapped parents, lack of playing
fields, video games, sedentary lifestyles and overweight kids. In
addition, there is the obvious focus of coaches on identifying and isolating
the top athletes, while the kids who might be in it for fun quickly become
insignificant, bored and quit.
We should be
concerned. The fact is that sedentary kids are more likely to become
sedentary adults. And the health issues that follow are numerous.
spring, after such an awful winter, will be different? Wouldn't it be
great to see kids outdoors, being kids?
Thursday, July 17 2014 8:18 PM EDT2014-07-18 00:18:19 GMT
This week the LPGA stars are in town! The Marathon Classic began on Thursday. Over the years this tournament has generated millions of dollars for local charities. In addition, it provides northwestMore >>
This week the LPGA stars are in town! The Marathon Classic began on Thursday.
Tuesday, July 8 2014 7:39 PM EDT2014-07-08 23:39:49 GMT
Downtown food trucks are getting a lot of attention. The question of fundamental fairness has been raised by the owners of the brick and mortar establishments, whose investments and permanence far exceed that borne byMore >>
Downtown food trucks are getting a lot of attention. The question of fundamental fairness has been raised by the owners of the brick and mortar establishments, whose investments and permanence far exceed that borne by food truck owners.More >>
Wednesday, June 25 2014 5:51 PM EDT2014-06-25 21:51:49 GMT
We do not take any joy or satisfaction in seeing The Blade's workforce continue to dwindle; the cost to our city is too high to seek any silver lining.More >>
Just when Downtown, through investments by ProMedica and the efforts of areas such as the Warehouse District, is starting to grow and thrive, the loss of 131 Blade jobs is a setback for Downtown, the city and our region.More >>
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