Posted in the Utica Forum
#1 Jun 19, 2013
As the calendar tells us it is summer time and all of the baseballleagues are in full swing, I find it funny to read the many postings of what I presume to be unhappy parents about how their sons are being screwed over in baseball, regardless of what level of play they are in.
On the positive end I find it rewarding that this area has such a passion for baseball. This year Clinton reached the final game in Class B and New York Mills won Class D sectionals.In prior years Proctor and Notre Dame won state crowns and recent Whitesboro teams enjoyed great success. In legion ball Whitestown won a state crwon in 2011 and almost repeated in 2012. The common thread behind all of this is hard work and dedication with a bit of luck sprinkled in as well.
On the negative end we have parents who have never coached or volunteered for anything in their lives, but love to criticize anyone who interferes with their childs progress towards Yankee Stadium.
Baseball is a difficult sport to play as one progresses through the ranks of youth baseball. There are 9 players on the field and also players on the bench as well. Not everyone plays,especially as you get to higher levels.
Please remember in summer baseball coaches are volunteers. It is true not all of the volunteers are excellent coaches but at the same time it makes no sense to criticize especially if you do not know the game yourself. If you do and think you can do better pleae volunteer to coach or help out the current coach. You may see a different story on teh other side of the fence.
#2 Jun 29, 2013
Some coaches weasel their way into things to benefit their own child and get them on the team. Without their parent coaching, they would never make the team.
#3 Jun 29, 2013
so why dont you coach and weasel your kid in? see how easy it is?
#4 Jun 29, 2013
The point is that the game is played on the field. The performance dictates. The kids, coaches, players and umpires know and the stats don't lie. In this day and age it takes a dedication and commitment to coach. Parents might coach in Little League but when we get to High School and Legion the opportunity shrinks away and if you don't know what you are doing, you don't last. Its called competition and the sooner people and patents recognize it the sooner they will realize that when their children get out in the real world, college or employment, mommy and daddys attempt at influence does not carry so grow up.
#5 Jun 29, 2013
I agree 100%- finally someone who understands.
#6 Jun 30, 2013
you should be ashamed of yourself
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