rome youth baseball
SMH

Morrisville, NY

#1 May 20, 2013
what a joke this year. where did all the teams go?
Cornball

Brooklyn, NY

#2 May 20, 2013
They're kids. Nobody cares.
Mom

Brooklyn, NY

#3 May 20, 2013
I think Rome's baseball leagues are well run and the fields are well maintained. Many people put tons of hours into coaching kids, running the concession stand, fundraising and organizing other events. The people that complain claim they are 'too busy' to help. People do care...because they are kids. I think once Lee started their program, kids had a choice of where to play. We had a choice too. I would choose the Rome league again and twice on Sunday.
Baseball dad

Manlius, NY

#4 May 21, 2013
I wish to thank all those involved with the Rome Youth Baseball organization. The time and energy that goes into this program only helps area youth and parents. The friendships that are forged and the socialization for parents, grandparents along with all others last long after the season is over. I salute all those who voluntarily give of themselves for the betterment of our area youth. I also believe the same holds true with the Rome Girls Softball. It is my hope that these organization continue to grow and prosper to reach generations to come.
pretty sad

Ardsley, NY

#5 May 22, 2013
It is a joke of an organization. Nothing starts on time. What a lesson for the kids. No need to show up on time the world will wait for you. Even opening day. You show up at 8 and its supposed to start at 9 and then it doesn't start until 9:30. On picture day we were supposed to have a slot at 4:45 and then when we were the next team in line the head of the league bumps our team back 3 places to let his team go. So a group of 5-6 year olds had to wait from 4:45 until 7:15 to get pictures taken. I am a volunteer so I have dealt with all this stuff first hand. I will go to Lee next year and hope they do a better job. The parents and volunteers seem to do a good job, but whoever runs the league could do a lot better.
Active

Bethesda, MD

#6 May 22, 2013
Although I no longer live in Rome - been gone for over a decade and a half, I am active in my current communty. The issues listed by "Pretty Sad" are the exact same issues encountered by any and every volunteer organization in the nation, if not the planet. I've worked with three sports associations, the community association, elementary, middle and high schools and all of them are at the mercy of their volunteers schedules, the schedules of working parents, the photographers, vendors and anyone else who has a hand in the pot. I initially became involved because of annoyance, so my advice is to get involved! Direct the children where to be and try to help. Unless you are actively making changes for the better your criticism is as annoying as the delays.
Ha Ha Ha Ha

Dover, DE

#7 May 22, 2013
Active wrote:
Although I no longer live in Rome - been gone for over a decade and a half, I am active in my current communty. The issues listed by "Pretty Sad" are the exact same issues encountered by any and every volunteer organization in the nation, if not the planet. I've worked with three sports associations, the community association, elementary, middle and high schools and all of them are at the mercy of their volunteers schedules, the schedules of working parents, the photographers, vendors and anyone else who has a hand in the pot. I initially became involved because of annoyance, so my advice is to get involved! Direct the children where to be and try to help. Unless you are actively making changes for the better your criticism is as annoying as the delays.
i agree 100 percent with pretty sad...ther eis NO excuse why games can;t start on TIME! if you can't be on time don't volunteer!
pretty sad

Ardsley, NY

#8 May 22, 2013
I do volunteer. I help the coach during practice and games. Hopefully the program in Lee isn't such a cluster next year. Rome is full of the same names doing nothing and taking all the credit.
Active wrote:
Although I no longer live in Rome - been gone for over a decade and a half, I am active in my current communty. The issues listed by "Pretty Sad" are the exact same issues encountered by any and every volunteer organization in the nation, if not the planet. I've worked with three sports associations, the community association, elementary, middle and high schools and all of them are at the mercy of their volunteers schedules, the schedules of working parents, the photographers, vendors and anyone else who has a hand in the pot. I initially became involved because of annoyance, so my advice is to get involved! Direct the children where to be and try to help. Unless you are actively making changes for the better your criticism is as annoying as the delays.
The Same

Brooklyn, NY

#9 May 23, 2013
Lee is the same way.
COACH

Utica, NY

#10 May 24, 2013
kids are on cell phones and computers

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