hmmm wellwell

Irvine, KY

#1 May 11, 2010
So has everyone heard who is over the ballpark now??? Good ol Billy Bruce Wiseman.. Party all week, Deacon on Sunday!!!!!!!!!!Guess all his drinkin buddys will be happy....
You know the saying

Lexington, KY

#2 May 11, 2010
Judge not lest ye be judged. If anyone in Irvine is without sin let him cast the first stone. Otherwise I would suggest people clean there own houses before they go making comments about others.
welll

Russell Springs, KY

#3 May 12, 2010
does anyone really care?
Anyone surprised

Irvine, KY

#4 May 13, 2010
Everyone that has a young baseball player that just wants to be treated equal and fair strictly based on their abilities cares.
Anybody wonder why there is not enough participating to fill most of the leagues or notice the daily mutiny of parents driving their youngsters to Lake Reba to play because they don't care who's mommy works where and they don't allow some coaches to hand pick their players and leave the youngest, most inexperienced players for the new coaches. Just watch an upper level softball game and it looks like the middle school vs. kindergarten. That doesn't happen by accident. You better be inside the "click" otherwise you and your innocent child are SCREWED! Just ask a West Irvine cheerleaders or a middle school softball player! It's small town USA at it's finest!
blahblah

Pikeville, KY

#5 May 14, 2010
Well, I don't know how you get more equal than having a blind draft the way Kiwanis does it. Prior coaches may have a more insight on how well a player played last year....but you still pick one player at at time in the order you got stuck with by pulling out a number. They don't let coaches go in and pull whole teams at a time. What it comes down to is Irvine now thinks every child should make the team and play critical positions...no matter what the skill level is. For Kiwanis, primary league ball, pop warner football that are voluntary sports...they should get playing time. But when you have school based sports, where the Win - Loss is a little more important than getting a trip to the Twin for and ice cream..then I think only those that are the best should play and represent our County. I mean, come on people if we are going to complain about this then the NFL, NBA, MLB and NCAA all have it wrong too. "We should all get to play and be a part of a great big happy team..sunshine and smiley faces for everyone!!" What a load of BS. A lot of times parents need to realize that the improvements the kids are making on this years middle school or high school team, although without a starting position, will make them ready for that position next season. Is your kid a better player at the end of the season with all the practice and skills they have learned..I would say YES. I always think it amazing how that parents are so quick to feel their child deserves to play...but in turn can you pick the child out that deserves to be taken out of a position they have earned, out played most for just because lil Susie wants to play too. How fair is it then to the more talented child, to the team and coaching staff even to risk losses just to satisfy someone that really don't understand the thought of "competitive sports". Usually...it don't have anything to do with wanting the team as a whole to win and do well...it is selfish gratification for the parents. Here is my last thought on this subject...if you can do it better then you need to involve yourself in our sports programs and fix the problems instead of complaining blindly on topix!! Oh and by the way..my kid has set the bench plenty of times and I still feel this way.
You know the saying

Lexington, KY

#6 May 17, 2010
I agree with you blahblah. Children today are not prepared for real life. They do not learn how to deal with disappointment. They think everything will always go their way and they will always get everything they want. Then when they go out and get jobs, they don't understand why they get fired for not doing the job to the level it needs to be done. My child is playing middle school ball and she is not a starter, but she learned enough last yr. to improve. She is also learning team work, confidence, as well as winning and losing with dignity and grace.
Jessica Wiseman

Irvine, KY

#7 May 18, 2010
I find it hilarious that older so called ADULTS have nothing better to do than get on topix and make fun of my dad. Seriously, get a life. Or atleast post who you are when you say this non sense. He will do an awesome job on the ballpark this year.
Actually

Irvine, KY

#8 May 18, 2010
blahblah wrote:
Well, I don't know how you get more equal than having a blind draft the way Kiwanis does it. Prior coaches may have a more insight on how well a player played last year....but you still pick one player at at time in the order you got stuck with by pulling out a number. They don't let coaches go in and pull whole teams at a time. What it comes down to is Irvine now thinks every child should make the team and play critical positions...no matter what the skill level is. For Kiwanis, primary league ball, pop warner football that are voluntary sports...they should get playing time. But when you have school based sports, where the Win - Loss is a little more important than getting a trip to the Twin for and ice cream..then I think only those that are the best should play and represent our County. I mean, come on people if we are going to complain about this then the NFL, NBA, MLB and NCAA all have it wrong too. "We should all get to play and be a part of a great big happy team..sunshine and smiley faces for everyone!!" What a load of BS. A lot of times parents need to realize that the improvements the kids are making on this years middle school or high school team, although without a starting position, will make them ready for that position next season. Is your kid a better player at the end of the season with all the practice and skills they have learned..I would say YES. I always think it amazing how that parents are so quick to feel their child deserves to play...but in turn can you pick the child out that deserves to be taken out of a position they have earned, out played most for just because lil Susie wants to play too. How fair is it then to the more talented child, to the team and coaching staff even to risk losses just to satisfy someone that really don't understand the thought of "competitive sports". Usually...it don't have anything to do with wanting the team as a whole to win and do well...it is selfish gratification for the parents. Here is my last thought on this subject...if you can do it better then you need to involve yourself in our sports programs and fix the problems instead of complaining blindly on topix!! Oh and by the way..my kid has set the bench plenty of times and I still feel this way.
I agree with this almost 100%,and I don't think that anyone should run their mouths about how others do things, unles they themselves are pitching in to do something. That withstanding, I've wanted to get involved in the sports programs around town for several years, and I have kids that participate. It does seem like the same people lock down all the coaching positions every year, until their children quit playing. I can't remember seeing signups for coaching positions in many years. It does appear to me that you have to be a part of the good ole boys club down here to be able to do any coaching. If this isn't true, I dare someone to change the method for selecting coaches around here. Many people around this town could be great coaches, as well as role models for young chilren. I've watched from the sidelines and bleachers for about five years now, and not once has anyone ever asked if I'd like to assist in any way. Put out a signup sheet for all to have an opportunity, and I could care less if they ever do. This may be a shock to some, but some people outside the good ole boys club know a thing or to about sports too. Until things change, I'll continue to coach my children at home, and then hand them over to their good ole boy coaches on gameday, so they can marvel at how much they think that they've taught them.
You know the saying

Lexington, KY

#9 May 19, 2010
If you want to volunteer I suggest you ask someone from the League. I am sure they have some places you can help. Have you ever just asked?
Actually

Irvine, KY

#10 May 19, 2010
Actually, I have once,and yes, they do have places you can help out. I was allowed to work the concession stands. I realize it's a needed position, but I have no desire to make popcorn and nachos for everyone else while I miss my childrens games. And please don't try to tell me that's how you get into coaching, by working your way up from the concession stand. I've lived here long enough to know that isn't true.It's all about the crowd you run with.
soooo funny

Irvine, KY

#11 May 19, 2010
hmmm wellwell wrote:
So has everyone heard who is over the ballpark now??? Good ol Billy Bruce Wiseman.. Party all week, Deacon on Sunday!!!!!!!!!!Guess all his drinkin buddys will be happy....
Is this true???? I wondered why he never cracks a smile! Maybe he has too much on his mind!!
Actually

Irvine, KY

#12 May 19, 2010
Actually,I think Billy Bruce will probably be a great fit for the ballpark. I don't know what he does with his life outside of sports, as I'm too busy living my own life to really notice. If he does party all week, he still has the right to be in church on Sunday. Most churches these days are allowing sinners to attend, as their attendance would drop to zero if they didn't.
coach

London, KY

#13 Jun 3, 2010
I will say one thing for Billy and his bunch of workers, the ballpark looks better than it has in many years. Not only on opening day but all the time. These men work their asses off for the kids. They are very organized. Keep up the good work.
confused

United States

#14 Jun 3, 2010
this is for "actually". I am really confused by your posts. Coaching at Kiwanis has nothing to do with what crowd you run with as far as I know. There are several new coaches and assistants this year who don't run with the normal coaching crowd. I also know of coaches who asked around several times for people to assist and nobody would step up and help this year. Unless you are one that doesn't take initiative and offer your time, it makes me wonder why your one of the few who wasn't used as a volunteer.Would it be your attitude? Maybe you should offer again instead of complaining about the "good ole boys".

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