This video is perfect, even with Ken Griffey Jr. being monotone throughout its entirety. His straightforward, yet nonchalant approach to the topic is perfect. Because, Griffey doesn’t view this as a big deal, in truth.
For one, he knows there are a lot worse things some of these guys could be doing — for both themselves and the sake of the game.
Second, Griffey knows about having fun while playing baseball just as much as anyone. Playing a kids game should be handled as such. It’s only natural. Let the kids play and air it out. There’s a good chance a significant chunk of these players never makes it this far again.
Well done, MLB.