Panther baseball... Really??

Panther baseball... Really??

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Wow

United States

#1 Apr 4, 2013
Is that what they call baseball now-a-days? Because if it is..wow! The panthers got beat by clint 23-1...DAMN! They need to act and play as a team! Not individuals! This includes that so called coach. You dont wait until the pitcher has been hammered for 15 runs before you finally decide to take a trip to the mound, and have a chat with him. This has happened more than once during the season and its bad coaching! I go to every game and i see the same players making the same errors. Its obvious those players should not be playing the position. It has become clear to me and others that you dont play to win coach....Maybe its time to go shopping for a real coach who knows baseball! When are our schools gonna get tired of hiring these coaches who cannot produce?
Tommy Lasorda

Midland, TX

#2 Apr 4, 2013
Wow wrote:
Is that what they call baseball now-a-days? Because if it is..wow! The panthers got beat by clint 23-1...DAMN! They need to act and play as a team! Not individuals! This includes that so called coach. You dont wait until the pitcher has been hammered for 15 runs before you finally decide to take a trip to the mound, and have a chat with him. This has happened more than once during the season and its bad coaching! I go to every game and i see the same players making the same errors. Its obvious those players should not be playing the position. It has become clear to me and others that you dont play to win coach....Maybe its time to go shopping for a real coach who knows baseball! When are our schools gonna get tired of hiring these coaches who cannot produce?
Look here son, go ahead and complain. But if you really want to make a difference, then go ahead and go to college, get a degree, student teach, pass your tests, get hired, then be the greatest coach you obviously think you are.

If you aren't going to do that, then enjoy yourself in the stands.
What

Fort Stockton, TX

#3 Apr 4, 2013
I think "Wow" was just making an observation, no need to start bullying anyone. Calling the person "son" and then going on to insinuate that he/she is uneducated, makes you sound a little angry if not down right hostile. Hope you are not using these same tactics in your workplace. Too bad for anyone under your direct authority. Just MY observation!
hmmmm

United States

#4 Apr 4, 2013
What wrote:
I think "Wow" was just making an observation, no need to start bullying anyone. Calling the person "son" and then going on to insinuate that he/she is uneducated, makes you sound a little angry if not down right hostile. Hope you are not using these same tactics in your workplace. Too bad for anyone under your direct authority. Just MY observation!
I thought "wow" was a little hostile as well. And "tommy lasorda" has a point. Don't just gripe and whine and tear down a bunch of kids who are a part of the team. Be a part of the solution. Get involved.
What

Fort Stockton, TX

#5 Apr 4, 2013
hmmmm wrote:
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I thought "wow" was a little hostile as well. And "tommy lasorda" has a point. Don't just gripe and whine and tear down a bunch of kids who are a part of the team. Be a part of the solution. Get involved.
You make a good point but how can one get involved in a situation like this? What kind of help can an individual offer our home town team? Seriously?
Dr Peppa

Fort Stockton, TX

#6 Apr 4, 2013
Good question. or questions
wtf

United States

#7 Apr 5, 2013
Tommy Lasorda wrote:
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Look here son, go ahead and complain. But if you really want to make a difference, then go ahead and go to college, get a degree, student teach, pass your tests, get hired, then be the greatest coach you obviously think you are.
If you aren't going to do that, then enjoy yourself in the stands.
Lets see "boy". You really sound like a coach on here. Maybe my comment hit closer to home for you. You must be one of the coaches that need to go also. As for my education, its of no consequence in my observation of the horrible
job the coaches are doing for our children and schools. With the exception of a few. And if you can't see what we see then your either blind or don't care. And by the way, don't ever call me son. Because if you were my dad then you would be arguing the same problem in our schools. And just so you know, i know a few people in town that can coach better baseball than what is there now. And they don't have the education that coach has. That should tell you something!
let them

Fort Stockton, TX

#8 Apr 5, 2013
Let them be kids. If the coach sucks then there is nothing we can say or do. They are still kids. Give them some words of encouragement. Nobody WANTS to lose.
wow

United States

#9 Apr 5, 2013
let them wrote:
Let them be kids. If the coach sucks then there is nothing we can say or do. They are still kids. Give them some words of encouragement. Nobody WANTS to lose.
This is why this world is the way it is.. Too much negativity, call yourself lucky you are complaining about this. And not anything that really matters. Like the illness of a sick child or parent.. There is just other things in life to worry about that this is meaningless..
Material possessions, winning scores, and great reputations are meaningless in the eyes of the Lord, because He knows what we really are and that is all that matters.
yes sir

Midland, TX

#10 Apr 6, 2013
wow wrote:
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This is why this world is the way it is.. Too much negativity, call yourself lucky you are complaining about this. And not anything that really matters. Like the illness of a sick child or parent.. There is just other things in life to worry about that this is meaningless..
Material possessions, winning scores, and great reputations are meaningless in the eyes of the Lord, because He knows what we really are and that is all that matters.
I agree.
dude-er-ingo

San Ramon, CA

#11 Apr 7, 2013
maybe it would be beneficial for school board members attend games occasionally .. to see what is really going on .. instead of going onthird hand info ..this would also show the kids there is support for them ..
ESPN TOO

Midland, TX

#12 Apr 7, 2013
You know, did it ever occur to anyone that in reality the kids are the one's playing. The coach is just that, the coach. You can coach all you want. But like all other sports it's the athletes that have to perform, not the coach. The coach is the guide to a better performance, but if the athletes don't do what the coaches expect, you can just forget about any stellar performances. I really leave it up to the kids, they must work harder and always understand that there are always people better and a win one day doesn't mean anything after that. That once you accomplish something it will never be good enough again. Harsh, but its reality. So do you really blame a coach, that's like blaming a parent for their kid not doing something the kid knew better.
let them

Fort Stockton, TX

#13 Apr 7, 2013
wow wrote:
<quoted text>This is why this world is the way it is.. Too much negativity, call yourself lucky you are complaining about this. And not anything that really matters. Like the illness of a sick child or parent.. There is just other things in life to worry about that this is meaningless..
Material possessions, winning scores, and great reputations are meaningless in the eyes of the Lord, because He knows what we really are and that is all that matters.
Too much negativity from me? I think not. Read your own post.
curious

United States

#14 Apr 8, 2013
But you know that it is all the same kids playing the same sports(football,basketball,and baseball)and the same kids are starting all three sports.does that tell you something?duh!its called favoritism!there are other kids that can not show there talents because they are not giving a chance to do so,because the coachs are playing the same ones,so why try.
turn 2

United States

#15 Apr 8, 2013
if ur son had done something over the summer or during the winter to get better, then he would be playing. your son is probly a senior and on varsity for the first time. he has had three years to improve, but probly did not take advantage of his time. it is not the coaches fault that freshmen or sophomores are better than your senior son.
wow

United States

#16 Apr 8, 2013
let them wrote:
<quoted text>Too much negativity from me? I think not. Read your own post.

You don't make sense
Lou Holtz

Midland, TX

#17 Apr 8, 2013
turn 2 wrote:
if ur son had done something over the summer or during the winter to get better, then he would be playing. your son is probly a senior and on varsity for the first time. he has had three years to improve, but probly did not take advantage of his time. it is not the coaches fault that freshmen or sophomores are better than your senior son.
Great philosophy, play the best regardless of seniority. Sad thing is parents everywhere don't understand this.
wtf

United States

#18 Apr 9, 2013
ESPN TOO wrote:
You know, did it ever occur to anyone that in reality the kids are the one's playing. The coach is just that, the coach. You can coach all you want. But like all other sports it's the athletes that have to perform, not the coach. The coach is the guide to a better performance, but if the athletes don't do what the coaches expect, you can just forget about any stellar performances. I really leave it up to the kids, they must work harder and always understand that there are always people better and a win one day doesn't mean anything after that. That once you accomplish something it will never be good enough again. Harsh, but its reality. So do you really blame a coach, that's like blaming a parent for their kid not doing something the kid knew better.
Well its obvious you never played sports. Because in any sport you are only as good as your team. When these young men come to play a sport they come as individuals. It is up to the coach to bring them together and play as a Team. That is his job, to take their minds off being an individual players and mold that talent into one SOLID TEAM. Baseball is about situations and how to counter them. My problem is not the young men playing, its the coaching itself. You say that "its like blaming a parent for what the child does." That is exactly what you do. The child is the reflection of their parents. If the child is acting out and being disrespectful, it falls on the parents. They should deal with their child and teach them how to respect others. Back to baseball, if the team is messing up or a player is constantly making errors, it reflects on the coach. It is his job to fix it. You find me the baseball knowledge in pitching a young man who is getting shelled for 15 runs in 1 inning before the coach decides to pay a visit to the mound. By this time his confidence is shot and the rest of the team is frustrated to the brink of hopelessness. And then to be left in the game to keep pitching.
curious

United States

#19 Apr 9, 2013
turn 2 wrote:
if ur son had done something over the summer or during the winter to get better, then he would be playing. your son is probly a senior and on varsity for the first time. he has had three years to improve, but probly did not take advantage of his time. it is not the coaches fault that freshmen or sophomores are better than your senior son.
its obvious that the supposed talent that is there is not good enough,because we havnt and are not even close in winning the district in the three sports mentioned and no for your information my son is not a senior. You are probably on of those parents that is at your sons practicies and talking to the coaches,so that your son can have some kind of advantage over the other kids!you sabe? kissy!kissy!
Panther Fan 4ever

Midland, TX

#20 Apr 13, 2013
Ok.
You can complain about one sport, but you don't mention anything good that these kids are doing. Look at softball, track, powerlifting, band, theatre arts, Uil, and all the other things that kids are exceling at. Listen to the radio and read the paper. These are all the same kids, some years are better than others. Be positive, oh wait that's right, you were Mr. or Ms. All American when you were in school. Give me a break. This pettiness about let's blame the coaches, JUST MAKES ME SICK!

Take that to the bank!

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