That's what my younger daughter calls it: "How to Kill a Mockingbird." Like it's a cookbook. Links: -- Gotten quite a bit of dissent on this piece about this video essay on Jackie Robinson West. My argument is that Little League got it very wrong, that they punished the wrong people, they punished kids -- kids who accomplished something extraordinary and who even the hard-liners don't blame for whatever rules violations were committed -- and that what Little League should be worried about more than crashing down on Jackie Robinson West is building on what they did and use that expand baseball into the inner cities, something I think they've done very poorly for a quarter century. I'm not saying there should have been no consequence at all; I am saying that stripping the title was beyond excessive.