I just think that baseball is lousy for most young kids who don't have any sort of attention span and limited understanding of the game. Maybe if we spent more time teaching them and less time playing the game that would help. About half the kids on my team can't throw more than 10 feet (really) and I think only one can actually catch a ball. But it takes more than one coach for 11 kids to teach those skills, and the league is set up for games.
When a team is at bat only one kid at a time does anything (okay, there might be kids on base) and the rest are bored/restless/rolling down the hill.
When a team is in the field, again they spend a lot of time waiting and getting bored. And picking dandelions, doing cartwheels, showing the other kids their underwear!! Oh, and piling on when the ball is actually hit.
The other thing that is missing is exercise. There isn't a lot of running in baseball.
I appreciate baseball as a sport, but think is lacks for most kids. I guess it is better than Nintendo!