Little Drummer Girls
Drum corps across the country have invaded new territory….softball dugouts. Recently I’ve witnessed once chant infested dugouts transformed into a scene from the movie Drumline. Have choreographed drum beats become the next iteration of normalcy? Having witnessed it first hand, I sure hope not. Softball was not meant to be watched while drum sticks bang on buckets and fence posts in an attempt to be as loud and obnoxious as possible under the guise of team spirit. In my opinion, associations and tournament directors need to step up and address this issue as soon as possible or it’s going to spread like wildfire with teams ordering custom uniforms to match their custom drum sticks.