Friday, March 6, 2009


It's been a while since I pulled out an obituary, but this one caught my eye: "Man who championed T-ball dies at 93."

Jerry Sacharski, a recreation league director who pioneered T-ball as an organized youth sport in the 1950s because he couldn't bear to turn away young children who clamored to play baseball, has died. He was 93.

I love that. Rather than stick to the playbook and say, "Nope, you're too young to play," he figured out HOW. Rather like letting little kids take communion, it seems to me. Good on you, Mr. Sacharski.

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