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Elaine, AR

#1 May 4, 2012
JUST WONDERING WHO IS IN CHARGE OUT THERE THESE DAYS, AND BY WHAT CRITERIA ARE THE BOARD MEMBERS AND OFFICIALS SELECTED?
JOKE

Elaine, AR

#2 May 4, 2012
bahahahahaha thats a joke out there!
what ever

Helena, AR

#3 May 4, 2012
It's not the board members or umpires fault that your kids team sucks!
fOR rEAL

Elaine, AR

#4 May 4, 2012
what ever wrote:
It's not the board members or umpires fault that your kids team sucks!
You are an idiot. Seriously, a simple question was asked, nothing was said about any child. You obviously have no kids, or you wouldnt sound like such an idiot. If you do have kids, i feel sorry for them. The Ballpark sucks, especially the umpires who ar e BARELY OLD ENOUGH TO DRIVE....LOL AND KNOW NOTHING ABOUT THE RULES OF THE GAME. IT IS WHAT IT IS THO, HOW COULD YOU EXPECT ANYTHING MORE IN PHILLIPS COUNTY???
guest

West Helena, AR

#5 May 4, 2012
fOR rEAL wrote:
<quoted text>You are an idiot. Seriously, a simple question was asked, nothing was said about any child. You obviously have no kids, or you wouldnt sound like such an idiot. If you do have kids, i feel sorry for them. The Ballpark sucks, especially the umpires who ar e BARELY OLD ENOUGH TO DRIVE....LOL AND KNOW NOTHING ABOUT THE RULES OF THE GAME. IT IS WHAT IT IS THO, HOW COULD YOU EXPECT ANYTHING MORE IN PHILLIPS COUNTY???
yes some umps are young but let me ask you a question, why don't you ump or coach or become a board member? That's exactly what I thought! People love to put down our ball park but those people are the very ones that won't get up and help!! Every year they have a hard time finding umps and coaches and it's usually bc the fans are so rude. I promise you if you think you can do better, they will give you a chance and let's see how you like putting up with people and their comments!
what ever

Helena, AR

#6 May 4, 2012
I'm sure if you really want to know you could ask a board member tonight at the ball park, or you could even ask your question on the TCAA facebook page (you'd just have to use your real name), but instead you ask on topix. You should be ashamed you’re down grading the only thing left in PC for kids to do.
softball fan

Helena, AR

#7 May 4, 2012
really, you're going to try and stir up trouble for the ball park?
unfair

Lonoke, AR

#8 May 5, 2012
The head honchos out there, Mr & Mrs Barton wanna-be's (Arnold's), do things that are advantageous for their kid's team and have no regard for rules. Rules?! Make them up as ya go and then change them to suit you next time, too.
so true

Lexa, AR

#9 May 5, 2012
guest wrote:
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yes some umps are young but let me ask you a question, why don't you ump or coach or become a board member? That's exactly what I thought! People love to put down our ball park but those people are the very ones that won't get up and help!! Every year they have a hard time finding umps and coaches and it's usually bc the fans are so rude. I promise you if you think you can do better, they will give you a chance and let's see how you like putting up with people and their comments!
I have to admit it is very frustrating that the parents have to clue in SOME (not all) of the Umps but you do have to give the young people credit where credit is due because I would NOT Ump. for that exact reason. Rude People but I have Coached many times!
kellie

West Helena, AR

#10 May 5, 2012
unfair wrote:
The head honchos out there, Mr & Mrs Barton wanna-be's (Arnold's), do things that are advantageous for their kid's team and have no regard for rules. Rules?! Make them up as ya go and then change them to suit you next time, too.
Well I know them very well and they are good people. They aren't the ones on here talking about folks, are they? You are!! So maybe you should think about what your doing instead of what they are doing!! My thoughts are if you don't like what goes on at the ball park then stay home!!!
omg

Euless, TX

#11 May 5, 2012
kellie wrote:
<quoted text>Well I know them very well and they are good people. They aren't the ones on here talking about folks, are they? You are!! So maybe you should think about what your doing instead of what they are doing!! My thoughts are if you don't like what goes on at the ball park then stay home!!!
Out of all the threads on here I figured you would hop on the cheating firemen one lmao
kellie

West Helena, AR

#12 May 5, 2012
omg wrote:
<quoted text>Out of all the threads on here I figured you would hop on the cheating firemen one lmao
cheating firemen?! Have no idea what your talking about! All I know is people try hard to keep the ball park going and that's the only thing we have for our kids in this area! I am thankful that my kids have a place to play ball even if I don't agree with everything that goes on out there but I do appreciate what they do!
Shane

Helena, AR

#13 May 5, 2012
If you have a question on how any thing is done, just ask one of us. But as far as the Board members goes we are all voted in, we have an annual meetin at the beginning of the year (the public is invited) no one ever shows up except the board members.

We have the same problem every year, people complain on how thins are done. but no one wants to help except a hand full of people. Their is always somthing to do, so if you dont like the way things are going you can always come and get involed and help us make the desisions needed to make the ball park a better experience for the kids. Because that is what all of us Board members are their for.

Since: Aug 11

Helena

#14 May 6, 2012
Really wrote:
JUST WONDERING WHO IS IN CHARGE OUT THERE THESE DAYS, AND BY WHAT CRITERIA ARE THE BOARD MEMBERS AND OFFICIALS SELECTED?
There is always a Bitcher in the Bunch .
joe dirt

Helena, AR

#15 May 6, 2012
Well put Shane. Ballpark looks better and is being run better than it has in years. I thank each and every board member, coach, and umpire personally for what you do. And i agree, it IS the only thing left in this dead ass town for kids to do. Let the complainers go play at the Helena park or drive an hour to play if they dont like the place. Its easier to gripe and bitch on this site than it is to actually find a board member and tell them how you feel face to face though, so just ignore these folks and keep up the good work guys.
fOR rEAL

Elaine, AR

#16 May 7, 2012
guest wrote:
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yes some umps are young but let me ask you a question, why don't you ump or coach or become a board member? That's exactly what I thought! People love to put down our ball park but those people are the very ones that won't get up and help!! Every year they have a hard time finding umps and coaches and it's usually bc the fans are so rude. I promise you if you think you can do better, they will give you a chance and let's see how you like putting up with people and their comments!
First of all I would GLADLY volunteer and you see i said volunteer my time out there. In fact I have offered numerous times but it s a click out there. If you cant see that you arent out there much. And none of those people VOLUNTEER there time. The majority only do it for the money, the free food, free perks etc. And i dont care why the kids umpire, they should have better attitudes and RESPECT towards adults PERIOD!!!! But yet again that falls on the responsibility of their parents...... They always say they are short on volunteers, truth is they have no volunteers. all are paid. But many of us would volunteer if things were done fairly and professionally out there. Noone wants to be a part of their drama.
i agree

Elaine, AR

#17 May 7, 2012
joe dirt wrote:
Well put Shane. Ballpark looks better and is being run better than it has in years. I thank each and every board member, coach, and umpire personally for what you do. And i agree, it IS the only thing left in this dead ass town for kids to do. Let the complainers go play at the Helena park or drive an hour to play if they dont like the place. Its easier to gripe and bitch on this site than it is to actually find a board member and tell them how you feel face to face though, so just ignore these folks and keep up the good work guys.
Ha Whole lot of good it does!
i agree

Elaine, AR

#18 May 7, 2012
Guess that why all the parents decided to put their kids on traveling teams....lol cant blame them for that!
i agree

Elaine, AR

#19 May 7, 2012
kellie wrote:
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Well I know them very well and they are good people. They aren't the ones on here talking about folks, are they? You are!! So maybe you should think about what your doing instead of what they are doing!! My thoughts are if you don't like what goes on at the ball park then stay home!!!
Figures...lol you must be on the board too.
Parent

Elaine, AR

#20 May 7, 2012
Im thankful we have a ballpark for our kids that is safe and clean. And I appreciate the hard work that is put into the maintenance of the fields etc but I do agree however that there should be an age requirement on the umping. 15 is too young, and even 18 without an adult umping the same game. Im sorry but regardless of what board members child you are, you should be better mannered, more respectful, and certainly more trained. The majority of the parents and coaches feel this way. Kim is the best ump TCAA has, hands down. She is an adult and very fair and knowledgeable of the rules. Thats the problem with the kids, they are not fair or consistent. the strikes they call are clearly balls, the balls are clearly strikes. they dont know the rules of the game. Going to the board wont do anything, someone needs to go to the big man in forrest city. Other than that aspect our park is better thanks to the adults working hard on it.

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