For the younger kids (pre-school through second grade), the school plays by the "everyone's a winner" rule. Each class is called up as a large group and the awards are passed out one by one. While I prefer a little competitive action when it comes to awards, I try to contain myself. "Try" being the operative word.
I looked up and saw a little boy in a red hoodie playing by himself in the grass of the outfield; he must have been all of 4-years-old. I watched him play for a few moments; he appeared to be off in his own world. The site of him was heart-warming and yet, I was also crushed by the carefree nature of his joyful abandon.