First let me say that I am an advocate of getting kids interested in sports and baseball cards, and think it is important for children to have role models in sports so they become more active in their own lives. I also think that children should follow the team of their choice and have an opinion of some sort about how their team plays, what they think will happen as far as their favorite players season stats, etc. The problem I have with the whole thing is that kids hear or read things, and then apply them to situations where they make no sense and post them online swearing it is the most intelligent statement they have ever made.
I understand children don't know any better. I understand that they think they know everything, and moreover that they are entitled to have an opinion albeit a ridiculous one. I am following this website on my twitter, the Bleacher Report, and that is where I saw the article. In my defense, before I knew how old the author was I was flippin' mad. I couldn't even fathom the idea of this article, much less how they thought this was a good idea. Now you all know that this is written by a child, so here is the article....
Trade Derek Jeter to the Red Sox
If this person is the age they claim to be, then they should have a little more of a handle on what it means to be a team captain and why those players were chosen. If they know that then this idea would have never even popped into the authors head because they would have known better. Maybe my point is just to educate children about what it means to be a major league baseball player, or what it means to be the Captain of a team. Maybe I am just a grouch.