When the federal government became obsessed about "Midnight Basketball" under the Clinton Administration, it insured that the game was on its way to being ghetto-ized. NBA and NFL games have become "Thug-Ball".
Somehow, the subject of midnight baseball came up with a neighbor one day last week. She is from here in Arizona and I am from upstate NY.
She had no idea what I was talking about and had never even heard of such a thing.
I tried to explain to her what it was like driving on my way home late at night, past a large project and seeing 100 young inner city kids playing basketball on a lighted court at 12 am was like...it was creepy.