MARIETTA, Ga. - - The NFL is no doubt America's top spectator sport, but there's evidence all over north Georgia that teenagers still love to play baseball.
Iowa based Perfect Game is currently conducting its largest baseball tournament ever here, utilizing over 40 fields from as far north as Cartersville and as far south as Newnan. There are 281 teams playing in the 16 and under event, coming from all over the United States and one team from the Dominican Republic.
"This is the top event in the country" says Mike Mancour, whose son plays on a Nashville based team. The most stunning thing about the numbers involved, is the fact that this is just one of four events in the area in recent weeks.
The 18, 17, and 15 and under events are done, and those tournaments had numbers around and over 200 as far as teams competing. The contingent of coaches and families means each team brings as many as 60 people to the area.