Morehead city park youth baseball

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motherof_2

United States

#1 Apr 29, 2009
has anyone else noticed that one team in the 11 / 12 seems to have all of the best players on it? they wonder why there was a low number of players this year this is part of the reason. Jamie Jesse had his team hand picked before the season even started that is not fair to the other players, this should be for the kids to learn and have fun but that seems to be forgotton.

Since: Sep 08

Morehead, KY

#2 Apr 30, 2009
come on mother...get real...the purpose of the 11/12 baseball program is for learning and fun, but not for learning what you think and fun for everyone. By the time a kid gets to be 11 he or she should learn whether they are among the chosen few, those blessed by the power elite. And fun, that is for the chosen few...they will have loads of it sneering and jeering at the less fortunate. This, of course, is all part of the grand plan, you know, the same one that put obama into power to bring about the muslim conversion of the united states, the conspiracy funded by the hajab makers...imagine the economic activity if all the women in the country had to buy new clothes that cover them all over...it is funded by the oil industry that produces polyesther and cotton blend fabrics. Of course, expect a counter revolution by the revlon commission, the make up makers that own the electronic media. This will all come to a head in the morehead youth baseball program, where in addition to the double secret selection process for players, the uniforms are also designed to assure that the best players have uniforms that fit and breathe, while the other teams will have uneven lengths of sleeves and pants legs and hats that have a special device that interferes with the sight and modulates brain waves. I have seen the memoes.
They are watching and we are being watched.

The Buddha said, I wrote the memo that makes the whole world sing, or something like that.
mother who knows

Morehead, KY

#3 Apr 30, 2009
Obviously you have no clue as to what you are talking about, there wasn't enough players signed up in the beginning, and Jamey Jessee wasn't going to get a team, nor was Mark Flannery, but a few days before the DRAFT they were informed that they were going to be able to coach. Speaking of the DRAFT this is where the kids are chosen by each coach all together in one room, where they pick players, how this is done is the coaches drawl numbers 1-8 or however many teams there may be for a season, they then pick their players one at a time,for the exception of their child, or in Jameys case his nephew. So before you get on here and talk about things that you have no clue about, get your facts straight, or if you have a problem step up and talk to Kelly Ford, or anyone over Parks and Recreations,and I'm sure they will be glad to assist you. On another note, in my opinion (yes we all have one) Jamey Jessee is an excellent coach, he took his allstar team to state last year, he takes time with the boys and puts effort into his coaching, he knows how to encourage the kids and keep their spirits up, I can say many positive things about Jamey as a coach whether my child was picked by him or not. There isn't any reason to bad mouth any of the coaches they are there for the kids, and I am sure they are all coaching to the best of their ability. I'm proud to have Jamey as a coach for these boys! You go Jamey and Gabe take theses boys to state AGAIN this year make Morehead proud!!
Little League Parent

Morehead, KY

#4 Apr 30, 2009
I just wanted to let everyone know I completely agree with "Mother who knows". Coach Jessee loves those boys and would do anything for any of them to excel in baseball. I personally know he has coached his nephew since coach-pitch and has helped to make him the player he is today. His team has 2 12-year old boys and the rest of the team are 11 year old boys which makes his team one of the youngest in the league but the talent coming from those boys is amazing and they are team players. I just think that for all the boys & girls involved in city league sports that there should always be positive things written or said not a negative statement that is completely incorrect. The city recreation dept conducted the draft Coach Jessee just like every other coach in the league picked his team and that was the end of it. I think it is wonderful that a team and coaches play and perform so well together and why should the rest of us down them for performing to the best of their ability. I enjoy watching that team play and I am sure there are many more fun 11-12 year old little league games to play. These boys on all these teams are friends at school and on the field I don't think as parents we should ever say or do anything to hurt their feelings or single their friends out due to playing on a team that is winning or losing. I have found that the parents are the issue not the kids. I wish the best for Coach Jessee's team and all other teams associated with that league. I would also like to commend Kelly Ford and the City Recreation Department for the wonderful job that they do.
Former Coach

Morehead, KY

#5 Apr 30, 2009
This complaint has been an issue for many years.
Little League does not begin at age 10 or 11. Many dads and uncles work with their sons,daugther,neices,and nefews from a very early age in their backyards. I have coached for many years with my son all the way from T-Ball through High School. This experience is something that you cannot regain, do it now, before it's to late.
While I was coaching, I have wittness several parents who use this league as a babysitter. They drop their child off and go to Wal-Mart and return 2 hours later. Give these coachs a break, they have to deal with parents,grandparents,ect who feel their child is a super star, but, probably have never taken the time to pick up a ball and played with their child. If you cannot let your child enjoy playing with and against their friends and then have fun the next day in school talking about their games, maybe, you too should also go to Wal-Mart and take a break.
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parent

Morehead, KY

#6 Apr 30, 2009
I really don't have a say in this but I did go to see a ballgame the other night. One teams coach had almost the entire team bunt on every single at bat. Which, never worked. Not even once. Why did the coach keep doing this? Does anybody have any idea. I thought it was sad when the number 4 batter got up to bat with a runner on third and the coach obviously gave the bunt signal because he tried to bunt it. All three pitches. This was sad for me to watch. What's up with that.
Tiger Parent

Morehead, KY

#7 Apr 30, 2009
You know what I think is funny. I think it is funny that when one team is doing extremely well that automatically means that the draft was rigged or the team was hand stacked. All of the teams have excellent players on them and every team has a couple of outstanding players. But did you ever stop to consider that maybe, just maybe these guys might be good coaches? That they work with the boys and during practice and do the one most important thing. They teach them the fundamentals of baseball. They teach them how to throw the ball, how to stop the ball and how to hit the ball. Not to mention when they get there, they tell the boys to go out there and have fun and they make is fun. Which isnt that what this is really about? The kids getting off the couch, putting down the xbox controller and going out and having some fun. Neither one of these guys, Jamey or Gabe, have a child on the team. Jamey's nephew is on the team but they coach because they love the game of baseball and they love working with the kids.

I agree with what Little League Parent said early, the parents are the problem. Sit down, shut up, let the coaches coach and let the kids play. Again like it was said earlier, they took the All Star team all the way to State!! What more could you parents ask for?? They were the only coaches to take on a 13 player team so more kids could say they made all stars and what happened? They are getting confronted by parents saying why isnt my child getting more playing time, why isnt my kid playing short stop or pitching? I mean cant you just be excited that you child was picked and cheer for the whole team that they are a part of. We all want our kids to be the team super star but in all reality, that doesnt happen. My son is struggling a little this year but I truly believe with the help of Jamey and Gabe, he will come out just fine. Because they are great coaches!!

So parents, I said it once, I'll say it again... This game is about the kids, not us. So sit down and unless you are going to cheer your kid and the TEAM on, then shut your mouth, let the kids play and the coaches coach. If you dont like the way they coach, then get off your lazy butt and next and coach yourself!!
motherof_2

United States

#8 Apr 30, 2009
I agree it is for the KIDS that's my point!!! wonder why some of the kids didn't show up for try-outs but ended up on jamey's team? wonder how he has most of the same players he's always had? if it's about teaching the fundamentals of baseball why don't every kid play every position? move them around teach them the whole game not one spot give them a chance to try thats what it is all about!!! the only thing that they have tought those kids is to care about winning and not about having fun!!!!!!!!!!
moreheadian82

Lexington, KY

#9 May 1, 2009
jamey just loves the game you got that right and good coaching skills and practice can make any team a winning team...and the draft is not rigged so quit whining and PLAY BALL!!! yayyy for having a little league and a place where everyone is welcome to play :)
Tiger Parent

United States

#10 May 1, 2009
He does rotate the players around, that is whats funny. My son has played 3 different positions this year. Obvisiously you dont watch every game or know how the draft works. Or baseball period for that matter.

I want you to do a favor for me. Go to every game played and tell me how many of the coaches rotate all the player in all of the positions. None of them do that! Because you are not going to put a kid that can not catch the ball on first base, you are not going to put a kid that can barely throw the ball at pitcher. Im sorry but that is a sad truth. We all want our kid to be an all star but in all reality of it, some kids just excell over others.

And for the record, Jamey's team does not win all the time. My son played for Charlie Graham in the 9-10 year old a couple years ago and they went undefeated to win the league and the tournament championship. Beating Jamey's team also. So because that team did so well, does that mean his team was stacked to and the draft was rigged??

We just like every other team have 3 or 4 stand out players that do very well, they play and understand the game of baseball very well. I've said it once and I'll say it again, due to GOOD COACHING, the rest of the team have also started to improve. Kids who could barely swing the bat when we first started are getting good base hits. Thats what it is all about, teaching these how to play the game of baseball, helping them improve and that is exactly what Jamey and Gabe are doing such a good job of.

Go home tonight and ask your kid, do they want to win ball games or have fun out there. My money is on him saying he wants to win. So dont tell me winning isnt important to the kids. Even when score is not being kept, they know who won or lost.

Since: Sep 08

Morehead, KY

#11 May 1, 2009
Winning is everything. I say drive those little 11 & 12 year olds like a thirty dollar mule in the mines. Coaches should do it, parents should do it...make em listen to how to play baseball tapes in their sleep. If we had one world government we wouldnt have this problem with parents interfering and we could really give those chinese a run for their money in gymnastics, too, not just baseball. Go kids!

The Buddha said, give me a lap, or something like that.
Who Cares

Morehead, KY

#12 May 1, 2009
The only thing that I don't agree with is letting players be drafted together because of transportation. Both are all stars, both are great players, and both of their parents attend all the games. If transportation was an issue, why do both boys parents attend all the games?
LOVINIT

Rockfield, KY

#13 May 1, 2009
At this age group the kids are just learning. Most of the coachs either have a child or relative playing. That is why they are learning to coach. Remember this is about the kids. They are not complaining, Why should us as parents complain. Let them play the game. The only thing I'm wondering is WHY is the newspaper not covering our R.C. Youth Baseball League?
knowyourgossip

Morehead, KY

#14 Aug 18, 2009
myft wrote:
come on mother...get real...the purpose of the 11/12 baseball program is for learning and fun, but not for learning what you think and fun for everyone. By the time a kid gets to be 11 he or she should learn whether they are among the chosen few, those blessed by the power elite. And fun, that is for the chosen few...they will have loads of it sneering and jeering at the less fortunate. This, of course, is all part of the grand plan, you know, the same one that put obama into power to bring about the muslim conversion of the united states, the conspiracy funded by the hajab makers...imagine the economic activity if all the women in the country had to buy new clothes that cover them all over...it is funded by the oil industry that produces polyesther and cotton blend fabrics. Of course, expect a counter revolution by the revlon commission, the make up makers that own the electronic media. This will all come to a head in the morehead youth baseball program, where in addition to the double secret selection process for players, the uniforms are also designed to assure that the best players have uniforms that fit and breathe, while the other teams will have uneven lengths of sleeves and pants legs and hats that have a special device that interferes with the sight and modulates brain waves. I have seen the memoes.
They are watching and we are being watched.
The Buddha said, I wrote the memo that makes the whole world sing, or something like that.
What in the world does any of this have to do with baseball and the topic started?
I was there

Morehead, KY

#15 Aug 18, 2009
To be honest I watched about all of the games the Tigers played. Jamey Jesse isnt ast great as everyone lets on. He was late to about every game that they had. I guess because he had to work or whatever but so does most all of the other parents. The one person that didnt get the credit he deserved was Gabe Brown. He was there at every game. He helped all the kids out. And what really made me sick was at a game when Jamey was to busy talking about getting drunk after the game than watching the game....He needs to grow up a little dont ya think!!!
lol

Morehead, KY

#16 Aug 18, 2009
amen to that!!!!!

Since: Sep 08

Morehead, KY

#17 Aug 18, 2009
knowyour,

My comments are designed to point out a few elements of what is, imho, wrong with the attitude of people who dont understand that the programs are about 1. learning the sport; 2. having some fun 3. improving the fitness/health, of the children. The parents get whacky over winning, with earl pitts issues as in "my kid plays first and bats clean up" and this spins over to the kids so that some of them have nasty little I'm better than you attitudes that are actually expressed in kid terms of "you aint no good". At the time I wrote it, some of the other discussions on other forums were all about what obama was doing and that bs about him being muslim and of course the economy in a slide but not into home plate.

My purpose, to be plain here, since I was not plain there, was to point out that the fussing ought maybe to cease and the conversation turn to the purpose of this "recreation" program component.(see above) Adults, whether parents or coaches need to focus on all the kids, helping all of them, including those who think winning is everything and that includes gloating. When the coaches and parents dont work together to make that point clear, things get twisted away from the purpose, a purpose that needs to be inclusive.

I hope that clarifies a little of my view of the "world."

The Buddha said, plain talk is like plain yogurt, you can swallow it but it doesnt necessarily thrill you, or something like that.
Backseat coaches

Danville, KY

#18 Aug 28, 2009
There seems to be a lot of "great coaches" who know exactly where each player should play, who they should play for, and who should make the all-stars. But how many of you are willing to give up your precious time, which means leaving work early in Jamey's case, and put up with all of the "Know it all parents"? None of you. So, shut up. Jamey and Gabe do not have to coach, they want to. They are obviously good coaches, or they wouldn't be getting so much attention. So what if Jamey drinks after games! How many of the parents drink or worse after games? How many of the parents even go to the games? How many of the parents wait until their work day is over to come to practice or games, if they come at all? I know both Jamey and Gabe. Jamey played baseball and was not one of the "chosen ones" because he wasn't one of the "rich ones". He had to make the all-stars and even the High School team by being a good ball player. And he was. Now he's catching hell from all of you lazy parents who can't give up your time to coach your kid. He's probably teaching these kids very valuable lessons in the fundamentals of baseball. Ask the kids, not just his team, but the all-star players if he was a good coach or not. I'm sure they'll all say they at least learned something while playing for him. I do think it is absolutely pitiful that Jamey and Gabe had to be escorted to their cars after losing the final game of the all-star game, because of parents of his own team. That's the worst way to show appreciation to two men that gave so much of their own time to coach "YOUR" children. I hope neither of them coach next year. See which one of you step up to the plate, no pun intended!!!!

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