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    Quote Originally Posted by leswp1 View Post
    Ouch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmann View Post
    If it was legal...... I know of an infielder or two that deserved to be waterboarded.
    I was wondering how the hell that happened.
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    For the second time in less than an hour, it's absolutely pouring and sunny at the same time. Mother Nature needs to get this **** figured out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swansong View Post
    I'll always love the look of horror on clinicians faces when I say things like "workflow reinforcement" (meaning: making sure idiots follow each step in a given task) as a fix to some problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmann View Post
    We were the #1 seed playing the #8 seed. Little gII pitched 2 innings.6 up and 6 down. He went 3-3 with a double a triple and a home run. We lost.
    Soooo....where did gII play after pitching? SS or 2nd base? .

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    Let's take this offline.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greyeagle View Post
    Soooo....where did gII play after pitching? SS or 2nd base? .
    Good morning Lodge.

    Little gII played first.

    FWIW this is an in house league. Baseball ability is all over the spectrum. My absolutely worst player was at third. Two outs with runners at first and second. Grounder hit to third. Sort of a quick one and the third baseman scooped it up about two feet from the bag and about a foot behind it. All he had to do was touch the base. He froze. The runner went from second to third (could have reached out and tagged but didnít). He then threw the ball to right center field. Not a bad throw to first or second base but a legitimate throw to right center field. Essentially giving them a in the park home run. Us 2. Them 3. It was the bottom of the sixth inning. game over. Walk off. Season over.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gmann View Post
    He then threw the ball to right center field. Not a bad throw to first or second base but a legitimate throw to right center field.
    So, you are saying the 3B has a good arm!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JF_Gophers View Post
    So, you are saying the 3B has a good arm!
    Up until that throw he had no arm all season. Could barely throw from mound to home plate which is 45 feet (rainbow and included a roll). Not sure what the hell happened. Adrenaline?!?!? At that time and at this very moment all I can do is laugh.

    Edit. Again these are kids. My approach was teach the game and have fun. Wins are bonus. My job was to try and ďhideĒ this player every inning.

    At the plate he was probably 0-50. No walks. All strike outs. Maybe one or two foul balls. And the other thing? If he was a good kid that tried his best thatís one thing. I enjoy coaching kids that give 100% and have good attitudes. But his kid was a punk. Bad kid and even worse team mate. Horrible parents. He didnít care. In his mind and his parents mind he was the next Babe Ruth and I was holding him back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gmann View Post
    At the plate he was probably 0-50. No walks. All strike outs. Maybe one or two foul balls. And the other thing? If he was a good kid that tried his best that’s one thing. But his kid was a punk. Bad kid and even worse team mate. Horrible parents. He didn’t care and didn’t want to play ball.
    As a coach, there is nothing worse than this.

    When YE played middle school ball his team was really good. I mean really good. In one game, due to goofy schedules, we had to play a game with 8. Other coach said if it got ugly he could give a player to help out. We politely said thank and proceeded to ten run them. A couple of these kids started on their HS teams as freshman and a few more as sophomores and they never played better than that game.

    Two things stood out on that team. One, one kid (who was also one of the 8) has Asperger's. Really nice kid, loved to play with is buddies, and has wonderful parents but sadly baseball was not his thing. But he tried really hard and was always there. On a team that won championships and had a ton of success the without a doubt the most excited the team got that year was when this kid got his first (and I think only) hit of the season. 2nd thing is YE (may lad) was probably the next weakest player and he knocks in the GWR. Cool stuff for a kid who was barely five feet tall and played second because he could not throw the ball across the diamond. Now he plays slow pitch with me and regularly guns out guys from left field trying to take the extra base or score from second on a base hit.

    After several years I've been able to block the annoying kids/parents.
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    Quote Originally Posted by leswp1 View Post
    ::doing the happy dance!!::

    ::doing the happy dance!!::

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    *we didn't have these issues with paper charts
    Well, I mean, yeah you did. Paper has no idea who did anything and can't act on it even if it somehow did know. That was a totally manual process of calling and/or faxing. Now at least we're most of the way there to automated updates.
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    s'upp y'all

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    He then threw the ball to right center field..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greyeagle View Post
    As a coach, there is nothing worse than this.

    When YE played middle school ball his team was really good. I mean really good. In one game, due to goofy schedules, we had to play a game with 8. Other coach said if it got ugly he could give a player to help out. We politely said thank and proceeded to ten run them. A couple of these kids started on their HS teams as freshman and a few more as sophomores and they never played better than that game.

    Two things stood out on that team. One, one kid (who was also one of the 8) has Asperger's. Really nice kid, loved to play with is buddies, and has wonderful parents but sadly baseball was not his thing. But he tried really hard and was always there. On a team that won championships and had a ton of success the without a doubt the most excited the team got that year was when this kid got his first (and I think only) hit of the season. 2nd thing is YE (may lad) was probably the next weakest player and he knocks in the GWR. Cool stuff for a kid who was barely five feet tall and played second because he could not throw the ball across the diamond. Now he plays slow pitch with me and regularly guns out guys from left field trying to take the extra base or score from second on a base hit.

    After several years I've been able to block the annoying kids/parents.
    Good stuff. Like I mentioned this kid was bad in every possible way. In contrast, I had a couple players who were similar in ability but they had great attitudes, gave 100% and had great parents. Comparing these kids day 1 to the last day of the season? They made tremendous improvements. Night and day difference and that is what is fun.

    I had numerous issues and conversations with the bad kid parents. They felt that I was the reason their kid wasnít playing well. BS. For starters.......I canít count the number of times I have played catch with both little g and little gII this spring/summer. These parents? Never.

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    Good Afternoon, Lodge!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmann View Post
    Good stuff. Like I mentioned this kid was bad in every possible way. In contrast, I had a couple players who were similar in ability but they had great attitudes, gave 100% and had great parents. Comparing these kids day 1 to the last day of the season? They made tremendous improvements. Night and day difference and that is what is fun.

    I had numerous issues and conversations with the bad kid parents. They felt that I was the reason their kid wasnít playing well. BS. For starters.......I canít count the number of times I have played catch with both little g and little gII this spring/summer. These parents? Never.
    Baseball was my absolute most un-favorite sport that lilnsl played. Our town league was ridiculous. The parents manipulated the draft every year, loaded a couple of the teams with the kids who were predestined to play summer ball (choices were all politics, not based on skill). It got so bad that some parents on the Board, including one of our friends, quit in protest. -Rinse, lather, repeat- they are still this way.

    lilnsl loved his teams but he was never on a team with any skilled players or with a coach that taught the game. mr les favorite sport is bsbl but he was unwilling to lick anyone's but
    to get lilnsl on a good team. He figured that talent would out -lilnsl could hit a pitched ball when he was 3, throw accurately past the bases by the time he was 4 and was fairly good at pitching. One summer mr les let lilnsl try out for the travel team. They were cutting only 5 kids. They cut lilnsl but kept kids that couldn't catch a pop-fly, throw worth p** or bat. I don't think mr les ever recovered from the shock. lilnsl wasn't surprised at all- he knew everything was political and he wasn't in with the 'in' crowd. All the kids knew it was that way. Didn't realize how much the kids discussed this until I drove a couple of his friends home once. I listened as they discussed who they thought would be on the team arguing for certain kids dependent on which parents had managed to suck up to the coaches/powers that be. That was eye-opening.

    The last yr he played the coach had 2 kids on the team. Both were snots. They used to kick the younger kids off the bench so their GF could sit there. I was sooooooooo glad when he decided he didn't want to play again!!

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    Evening, Lodge. My many days off is getting a payback, I'm without my co-worker for the next week and a half. Should be interesting.

    Getting back into (free) poker, I missed the game. At least people on this site (WSoP app/site) generally play like they are playing for money, serious-like, and that's all I want.
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    Quote Originally Posted by leswp1 View Post
    Baseball was my absolute most un-favorite sport that lilnsl played. Our town league was ridiculous. The parents manipulated the draft every year, loaded a couple of the teams with the kids who were predestined to play summer ball (choices were all politics, not based on skill). It got so bad that some parents on the Board, including one of our friends, quit in protest. -Rinse, lather, repeat- they are still this way.

    lilnsl loved his teams but he was never on a team with any skilled players or with a coach that taught the game. mr les favorite sport is bsbl but he was unwilling to lick anyone's but
    to get lilnsl on a good team. He figured that talent would out -lilnsl could hit a pitched ball when he was 3, throw accurately past the bases by the time he was 4 and was fairly good at pitching. One summer mr les let lilnsl try out for the travel team. They were cutting only 5 kids. They cut lilnsl but kept kids that couldn't catch a pop-fly, throw worth p** or bat. I don't think mr les ever recovered from the shock. lilnsl wasn't surprised at all- he knew everything was political and he wasn't in with the 'in' crowd. All the kids knew it was that way. Didn't realize how much the kids discussed this until I drove a couple of his friends home once. I listened as they discussed who they thought would be on the team arguing for certain kids dependent on which parents had managed to suck up to the coaches/powers that be. That was eye-opening.

    The last yr he played the coach had 2 kids on the team. Both were snots. They used to kick the younger kids off the bench so their GF could sit there. I was sooooooooo glad when he decided he didn't want to play again!!
    Ouch. Like most youth sports Iím sure there is politics in our baseball association. If there is itís minor.

    Iím very involved with little gIIís activities (to an extent) and I donít see it*. With our in house baseball all players are evaluated and ranked. Coaches randomly select the draft order and kids are picked. No real way to cheat the system. With travel ball there is a try out conducted by a third party. AAA coach gets top 15 ranked kids and then has a tryout to trim to 10 or 11 players. Remaining kids go to AA and then single A.

    *I am part of the in crowd. I kiss butt and Iím willing to bend over.
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    Little Leagueís pretentiousness has always bugged me. On one hand they have rules on every kid having to play and asinine territory rules while also having massive worldwide competitions that are internationally televised.

    Now, soccer has its own problems but at least they donít have the LL level of zealotry.

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