Parks and Rec - Softball

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A Player 2

Morristown, TN

#1 Apr 10, 2011
Back in the day, Bob Spoone Field belonged to the women; but then we got booted out of Frank Lorino Park and to Industrial and Jaycee Parks. For years we played on these fields which weren't kept up well at all, had gross bathrooms, and no concession stand. But eventually we made our way back to Frank Lorino Park, with most games being played on Conder-Myers.

Then with the addition of the new West-end/160 park a few years back, womens' softball became a combo between Conder-Myers (& an occasional game on the other two FLP fields) and Ford-Hooks (@160).

Well, this year, it looks like they are pushing the women's teams around AGAIN. I found out that like 70% of our games will be at Fork-Hooks on the West-end & many of those are at 6 oclock!

I know there are less women's teams now than 15-20 years ago, but heck there are less MEN's teams too. But it just perturbs me how the rec department CONTINUES to treat the womens' teams. We pay our entry fee - and $30/per out of county player fees - just like the guys. We should have EQUAL access to FLP!!

Many players may not know their schedule yet, but I'll be curious to know if any others will be a little upset about this.
Amen Sister

Louisville, TN

#2 May 10, 2011
Hey Parks & Rec:
Just go ahead and get rid of women's softball altogether and quit weeding us out slowly. Rip that band-aid off fast!

Apparently our money ISN'T as green as the guys or kids... see now that coach-pitch has taken over Conder-Myers field... friggin amazing, don't the kids have enough fields? Heck, Bob-Spoone was open and unused.

So get rid of us - and do without our money. I'm so pissed off...

I wish Jeff City or another neighboring county would GROW their softball programs, then we wouldn't have to take the crap that Morristown dishes out.
Hmmm

Shelby, NC

#3 May 10, 2011
Both of you need to go make a sammich and calm down.
Amen Sister

Louisville, TN

#4 May 11, 2011
Hahaha

just ate, now calmed down a little :-)
nobody

United States

#5 May 24, 2011
the whole softball program is now a joke. whether it be mens or womens. i have played mens softball for 10 years now and it gets worse every year. take this year for example. we were 5 and 9 last year and got moved up 2 leagues! really? now we r playin against tourney teams from out of county gettin hammered every game. when we practice from 8 to 10 we get run off the field at 930. we pay 300 league fee. they put less n less effort into the softball program every year and they wonder why there are less and less teams. keep it up and there will be no more softball in motown cause everyone is fed up!
A Player 2

Morristown, TN

#6 May 25, 2011
I totally agree. That's been done to us several times before - the up and down between leagues. One year we would be competitive, the next we'd get drilled every game (definitely not fun for at least $300)

So now the other day I saw young boys - maybe 12 or so - playing baseball on the bob spoone field. Why all this shuffling?

And how about their excuse that 'our insurance prohibits us from having coed softball"? I thought all adult players sign a waiver?????

Amazing, and I'm about over it.

got saved

Catawba, NC

#7 May 27, 2011
I will add something else to this also, now they have the stupid thing about you automatically have one ball and one strike against you when you step up to the plate !!! How damn stupid is that ??? Oh, it's not enough that every year it gets worse and worse as far as umpires and fields, and fees, but now they want to HURRY up the game and put a ball and strike on you before you do anything.And all the money they make you would think they could keep the score boards lit up and get score keepers that can actually do their job. How come people don't just get smart and not play at all around here ??? Get a petition and get fat boy derwin out of there and his stupid followers. The entry fee goes up, playing time goes down. This place sucks as far as running a softball program. Back many years ago they had great leagues, it was fun and it was mostly fair ( you will always have the favorites ), but for the most part it went well. Now they are like everyone else, jsut money hungry and don't care at all about the players. LOSERS.

Since: Apr 11

United States

#8 May 27, 2011
Slowpitch softball u always start out with a ball and a strike. Same way in travel slowpitch its not just parks and rec. Might want 2 read up on slowpitch rules b4 u run ur mouth :)

Since: Dec 10

Nashville, TN

#9 May 27, 2011
Morristown softball died when Modified went
away...
fanboy

Morristown, TN

#10 May 27, 2011
McSB wrote:
Morristown softball died when Modified went
away...
Your so correct!! "Slow" kind of took the sport out of it. I for one refused to play slowpitch.

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