Life is different now-a-days. Recently, there was a major storm (on July 11th, 2011) that swept across the area, knocking out power to over 800,000 ComEd customers including the Cook County Farm Bureau building. With everything today being related to computers, we were virtually shut down…we did get creative by using a blackberry device to run the membership database to assist and serve our members…5 minutes to look up a membership does not cut it these days, however. How different this is from when I was kid. The only "bases" I cared about is those days related to baseball. And yes, we played baseball outdoors, not online! How different youth sports are today in so many ways…sure my kids play baseball but somehow, baseball today requires "a signup registration", volunteer fee, uniform, helmets, a $300 bat, cleats, batting gloves, a donut, and specialized gear designed by the position one wants to play. Oh yeah, kids also need a schedule of when and who they play. I ...