Help for the Kids

Nike orange swooshNike has contacted MetsToday to let everyone know about a promotion they are running for New York Little League programs.

For every homerun that David Wright hits this year, Nike will donate $1000 to a Little League team based in the five boroughs of New York.
David Wright hits for the New York Mets
If you are a parent, fan, coach, or player for a New York Little League team, and would like to have a chance to be one of the lucky recipients of the thousand-dollar donation, all you have to do is submit an essay on why you love baseball and why your team deserves new equipment.

All submissions must be sent by June 30, 2007 to

This opportunity is a no-brainer for anyone involved in a NY Little League program — so send in your essay and root for D-Wright to hit some dingers!

Joe Janish began MetsToday in 2005 to provide the unique perspective of a high-level player and coach -- he earned NCAA D-1 All-American honors as a catcher and coached several players who went on to play pro ball. As a result his posts often include mechanical evaluations, scout-like analysis, and opinions that go beyond the numbers. Follow Joe's baseball tips on Twitter at @onbaseball and at the On Baseball Google Plus page.