Saturday, April 16, 2011

Delmar Little League Parade - 2011

On a cool, overcast morning, the Delmar Little League Parade started at 9 a.m. more or less. With about 40 teams, a few politicians, firetrucks, police vehicles, and the fire prevention Queen, it was a nice size parade. It looks like they may get in a couple of games before the rain comes today. Below are a few selected photos of the parade.



















6 comments:

Brian Shields said...

Damn. Noone puts any effort into a float anymore it seems. Lame parade.

Anonymous said...

I am sorry you feel that way Brian. The parade is more to make the kids feel special, not for the spectators. So, way to go in making those kids feel great today.

Brian Shields said...

Well give them something to be proud of! It's LITTLE LEAGUE! Something that gets the damn kids out of the house, away from the TV/computer/cell phone.

I can't think of a better TEAM BUILDING exercise than having them all build the best float in the parade. Something to be proud of.

This "parade" looked like a train of kids riding in a trailer with, at best, one sign.

Geez. ..make the kids feel special.. world's gone to hell. How dare I actually have constructive criticism. WILL SOMEONE PLEASE THINK OF THE CHILDREN!

Anonymous said...

I have a Little League player. In my opinion, it is the fault of the parents. I sat practice after practice vitually by myself as the other parents dropped their kids off and left. Seems to me it is more of a glorified baby sitting service anymore. To many parents it is a way of getting kids out of the house so they can do their own thing. To get all the parents and kids together to do anything would be impossible for most coaches.

Anonymous said...

11:15--Point conceded. However, I've met parents this year (and other years past) who have more than one child playing Little League sports. What appears as a drop off of one child is really just a stop to get all children to their practice fields. Also, the older the child, the less likely the parent to be closely involved. I am not aware that coaches require parents to remain for the entire practice. Cut busy people some slack and let those who can't be there (or won't) what they're missing.

Anonymous said...

I am fairly busy myself. And I realize that things need to get done. My fear has always been, though, that there might be a medical emergency in my absence. I guess I am just a paranoid mom.