Steve Keener, the CEO of Little League Baseball, told Yahoo Sports’ Jeff Passan last week that the idea of paying Little League World Series players could be considered in the future.
“I’ve always felt we need to be as progressive an organization as we can,” Keener told Passan. “We don’t know what’s coming. If at some point in time that would be deemed to be appropriate, we’ll consider it. At the moment, I don’t see the necessity and don’t think we should be compensating kids right now.
“Whether at some point down the road any funds could be put aside to help them with college I don’t know. Down the road that’s something we might take a look at even if it’s feasible.”
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A version of this news article first appeared in the Schooled in Sports blog.