“SIMON WOODS, who is 6, would like to play on a baseball team…” – nytimes.com

SIMON WOODS, who is 6, would like to play on a baseball team. His mother, Sharon Astyk, is sympathetic, but is also heavily committed to shrinking her family’s carbon footprint. “We haven’t been able to find a league that doesn’t involve a long drive,” she said. “I say that it isn’t good for the planet, so we play catch in the yard...”

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I have had similar concerns and am wondering how we can all reconsider the need to travel far from home but achieve similar gains and goals for our children who love (the idea) of Baseball.

In this story, the most promising element: parents throwing the ball around the yard with their kid…

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