Friday, April 3, 2009

Soap Box

I feel as if I need a moment to stand upon my soap box.

McKenna had a game tonight against another t-ball team that had no business in the same league as ours. You see, the t-ball coordinator is the coach of this team and decided to hand pick this team (as apparantly he does every year) to get all the best players. T-ball teams consist of mostly 4-6 year old boys and girls mixed. This team consisted of 6 and just turned 7 year olds and better yet were all boys except for two girls. Our team has 6 girls and only 2 of them are six year olds, the rest are younger. Okay, so do you get the picture on how it looks? The game was supposed to start at 5:30pm. We were to be at the field 30 minutes prior to game time to warm up and get everyone ready. 5:30 came, 5:30 went and no sign of the other team. We knew they were there somewhere but not a single player was near the field or dugout. We were told by the umpires that there was a 15 minute grace period before a forfit. Of course we didn't really want to play them because we knew it wouldn't be much of a game and we would be the ones coming up very short. Sure enough, the team walked up at about 5:44pm and said they were taking pictures. Come on...really?? The t-ball coordinator was the coach and he was just taking advantage of not having to be there on time. It cut into our game time and then the game after us was delayed because of his lack of responsibility. So around 5:50pm I think we finally started the game. We were the home team so we took the field first. They batted the entire line up with out us getting a single out. Their kids were hitting balls into the outfield and one player hit one over the fence. REALLY??? In T-BALL?? One other thing that kind of got on my nerves was how the "coach" was positioning the batters so they would hit a certain direction. It was really getting to me. I kept trying to remember that this is only t-ball and I shouldn't get so competitive but then again...this is ONLY t-ball. What kind of grown up gets his "kicks" out of stacking his team and then throwing it in everyone elses face? Here's the real kicker. The other team's sponsor is Pepsi. I guess the "coach" works for Pepsi so they sponsor his team. They even had to arrive on opening day in a limo. That is taking it just a little too far. We were also told that we were not allowed to sell Coke products at the concession stands. I think we need to get Coke as our sponsor for next year and give PEPSI some competition. Is anyone in agreement with me? Okay..I will step down now. Thank you for listening(reading) my frustrations.

By the way, I come home today to find two bulldozers and a large dumpster container sitting in the street next to my house. I knew what was coming. Half an hour later it started....crash, smash, bang, boom. Within two hours the lot next to our house was demolished. That's right, a house is about to be built next door. That means for the next month or two I won't count on having any quiet days. YEAH!!

4 comments:

Traveler said...

is that etsy shop yours? If so, cute stuff!! I saved it :)

Lindsay said...

It is my Etsy shop, thank you. I started it just last month. It has been so fun making those things. Let me know if there is anything you would like to see in it.

Nana said...

I'm almost pretty speechless about the T-ball thing and think I have to choose my words carefully. I'm right there with your feelings! Sounds like that coach wants to make his 6-7 yr olds feel they can win any game so winning against 4-6 yr olds make them feel like they are a good team. Wonder how they'd play against another 6-7 yr old stacked team? I hope McKenna is having fun and is able to learn fairness and teamwork through it all.

Amy Walter said...

wow, that is crazy... you definitely need to get sponsored by Coke and give that guy a taste of his own medicine!!t