Are the actions of pro athletes affecting Connecticut's young athletes?

As the Yankees and Red Sox continue their playoff series Monday night, many Connecticut residents are left wondering if the ALCS Game 3 fracas will leave an impression on young athletes. News 12 Connecticut attended a high school game between Fairfield High and the Bridgeport Metros to get reactions.While most of the young ballplayers who spoke with News 12 said that neither Pedro Martinez nor Roger Clemens went too far with their usual chin music Saturday night, they all seemed to agree that they would not personally intend to hit a batter, saying it is poor sportsmanship. The Fairfield coach noted that such problems usually occur much more often in the majors, rather than in high school or college.However, Saturday's donnybrook did provide some important lessons for the young athletes: There will always be rivalries, there should always be sportsmanship, and there will always be inside pitches, no matter what.One thing that most players, and even their parents agree upon, is that the image of baseball has not been tarnished, and that it is still a thrill each and every time they take the field to engage in the great American pastime.

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