Lowering Limits

Florida decreases games allowed for high school sports

The economy's tight grip on the country has now gotten a hold of high school sports in Florida. As the Miami-Herald and Tallahassee Democrat report and outline, sports like baseball will have their schedules reduced from 25 to 20 games. The decision was made in order to try and satisfy budget cuts that were desperately needed.

There is no question that these are tough times, but the next question is how does this affect the young athletes? With five less games per season, teams won't be as free to participate in tournaments. Each game of a tournament counts once, as opposed to the rule in Arizona where a tournament as a whole counts as one game. Baseball America will have more as it finds out about the reaction from the scouting industry.