In an effort to keep children from ever skinning a knee or, heaven help us, getting stitches, the New York State Health Department put wiffle ball, tag, and games like “Steal the Bacon” on a list of activities that could be dangerous to kids.
(Let me digress. I’ve never heard of “Steal the Bacon.” I’m sure it’s innocent enough, but it sounds filthy. Maybe that’s just me.)
After being thoroughly and properly ridiculed, the Health Department did an about face, and tore up the list.
This is good for Connecticut’s economy, because Wiffle® is not only an institution, it is a Shelton-based company, and we need to crank out all the Wiffle® balls and bats we can.
And it’s good for parents to know that their helmeted, goggled, and well-padded children can continue to play Wiffle® ball and tag without fear of critical injury or arrest.
But Steal the Bacon?