Father says softball team run unfairly

Father says softball team run unfairly

There are 195 comments on the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin story from Apr 4, 2010, titled Father says softball team run unfairly. In it, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin reports that:

The father of a 16-year-old Claremont High School junior has filed a claim, often the precursor to a lawsuit, against the Claremont Unified School District alleging that the girl was denied an opportunity to participate in softball.

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“Ya'll be killin me.”

Since: Jan 10

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#1 Apr 5, 2010
Come on now everyone let's play nice now. Everyone deserves a chance.
Putin Tane

Long Beach, CA

#2 Apr 5, 2010
Typical Girls Softball, been there done that!
Wasnt There

La Mirada, CA

#3 Apr 5, 2010
Let's see. If parents get involved with helping out, then their kids get to play.

Yeah. that sounds unfair to me too.

Ka-ching - bring on the lawsuit
nacho libre

United States

#4 Apr 5, 2010
ban girls softball,parents are butt hurt!!
Community Citizen

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

#5 Apr 5, 2010
For any of you who are not familiar with Ralph Ruiz, this is not about softball. Ralph has has has "internal issues" for many years and is well known to all the city and school officials for his public rants.

He is medically retired from LAPD...want to guess why?
Desert Rat

Barstow, CA

#6 Apr 5, 2010
This happens everwhere. At a high school nearby us, a kid didn't make the baseball team at tryouts. But, surprise, he made the team when his parents bought all the kids new cleats! If that's not favoritism, I don't know what is!
Resident

Lytle Creek, CA

#7 Apr 5, 2010
Softball or being an employee, it all boils down to favortism.....Claremont is the same as Bonita Unified.....FAVORTISM.....get with the click or you too will suffer. Bad cops don't make good coaches....either.
Resident

Lytle Creek, CA

#8 Apr 5, 2010
Reminds me of the coach they had at one time at San Dimas high school. Roland something or other, he used to ask the girls it they were wearing panties, what color ect. then got more personal with asking if they shaved their privates.....he no longer works there only because they claim they busted him for ileagal recruiting....hmmm.
THE SHERIFF

United States

#9 Apr 5, 2010
Sounds like Ruiz is butthurt and is going to take care of his little princess!! Just wait till she doesnt get hired after her first job interview!! LOLOL!!!!!!!!!!
Kipper

United States

#10 Apr 5, 2010
Nowadays kids who play travel ball are pretty much immedietly placed on JV or even Varsity upon entering the 9th grade. In most cases they are already known by the high school coaches as early as 7th grade. If your playing little league baseball or softball the kid is likely behind the skills of a well tuned travel ball/club baseball or softball player. And yes travel/club players do have an advantage. It's always helpful to make yourself known at the school you want to play at ahead of time. The days of just showing up for a tryout are over, it takes more now.
Joe M

Santa Monica, CA

#11 Apr 5, 2010
Hey there Mr. Ruiz, Fair . . . Fair is where you take pigs and cows to win ribbons. There is nothing fair in this life. If it were fair we'd all be in the same tax bracket and all live til the same ripe old age. Let any and all your children learn it sooner then later, it's just the way it is. You need to put up or shut up. The golden rules are controlled by those with the most gold.
David S

Whittier, CA

#12 Apr 5, 2010
I find these allegations hard to believe. It is definitely possible but hard to believe. When I was a manager in the Claremont Little League, parents complained about my not playing their boy enough...the boy was playing more than anyone else! If the girl was cut because of lack of experience or skills, then so be it. I am wondering if the parents of the other 15 players are going to say anything. I am going to follow this case very closely.
Outsider

United States

#13 Apr 5, 2010
Community Citizen wrote:
For any of you who are not familiar with Ralph Ruiz, this is not about softball. Ralph has has has "internal issues" for many years and is well known to all the city and school officials for his public rants.
He is medically retired from LAPD...want to guess why?
Hey Mr. and Mrs. Ruiz,

Grow up and stop embarrasing your daughter, you are showing everyone in your family what a deuche you are. You sound like a whiney crybaby, go ahead and show your spolied daughter what to do if she doesn't get her way in life. Yeah, just blame soneone else and sue them, great parental role models, sucking money from a school district that is already suffering.
Wes Cov Res

West Covina, CA

#14 Apr 5, 2010
This happens all the time. Not unless you have superior skills to overcome the favoritism of the coaching staff, you will not be on the team.
Bonita

Rowland Heights, CA

#15 Apr 5, 2010
I had the same problem when I played Basketball at Bonita High School. I'm glad someone is stepping up..
Claremont Coach

Sunland, CA

#17 Apr 5, 2010
Softball HS politics, Get over it. Travel is what matters anyways!
Claremont Coach

Sunland, CA

#18 Apr 5, 2010
A real Travel team not what Claremont calls a "travel team"?
Claremont Coach

Sunland, CA

#19 Apr 5, 2010
Starts with Krap ends with tonite!
Deep Pocket Coach

La Mirada, CA

#20 Apr 5, 2010
This stuff begins far before your kid gets to High School. If you take a close look at all school sporting events, there are typically 2-3 kids that stand out on the team and the rest are basically field fillers. Usually the field fillers are accompanied by their parents. Mom is usually the "Team Mom" and dad is the "Assistant Coach, Score Keeper, Equipment Manager, Travel Escort, etc.".

Claremont, Upland, Alta Loma and Damien are all famous for soaking the well to do parents for funding in exchange for little Johnny making the team. These parents do not care what it takes, little Johnny has been seeing a hitting coach, fielding coach and playing travel ball for years. Money is no object!

Get a better job and your kid will make the team too!
Bearcat Bob

Sunland, CA

#21 Apr 5, 2010
Kipper wrote:
Nowadays kids who play travel ball are pretty much immedietly placed on JV or even Varsity upon entering the 9th grade. In most cases they are already known by the high school coaches as early as 7th grade. If your playing little league baseball or softball the kid is likely behind the skills of a well tuned travel ball/club baseball or softball player. And yes travel/club players do have an advantage. It's always helpful to make yourself known at the school you want to play at ahead of time. The days of just showing up for a tryout are over, it takes more now.
If your fortunate enough to have a coaching staff that is familiar with travel and how to gauge players this helps tremendously, For those unfortunate schools that have coaches that have been there way too long and really have nothing to bring to the table or know nothing about the game,That's when politics wreak havoc on a program and they accomplish nothing. Support your program, Give positive criticisms with solutions (not just whats wrong) Be part of the solution, Not the problem, This happens way too much in all sports, Everyone has something to say about the program but when it comes down to helping you always have the same few DOING and those same complainers NEVER helping with anything or offering any support or positive solutions. Put up or shut up.

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