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By Michael McColley


August 05, 2006

There's nothing wrong with the kids that play baseball, it's the political positions you see the parents putting themselves in, running the game or helping out when it does more harm than good.

I myself am guilty of doing this, so I know the difference between the lines of parents and coaches that are there just for their children or make moves to coach so their child can be a pitcher, play the favorite positions and make SURE THAT THEY MAKE ALLSTARS, and if they don't like the parent they don't deal with the child because they can get away with it ,and make rules up has they go.

Yes my child made it to every game, batted 700 to 800 average all year - and yes had the best on base percentage. But there are the DREAM CHILDREN and even tho they are not the best ones to pick they still are year after year and it's turning that way in other sports in Ketchikan.

I would ask after all these letters, what place did Ketchikan come in in Allstars? I think we are the biggest town and have the talent. Too bad the coaches don't seem to see it. They took second to last place or last place in Southeast! Now whose fault is this? Not the kid's I would say.

If a kid is outstanding he should make it and Ketchikan will become competitive again with other towns. We don't have to recruit kids to make us look good. There is talent here in Ketchikan.

And last but not least, if you are a coach or board member don't make promises to children that you do not keep.

Michael McColley
Ketchikan, AK - USA

About: Mike McColley is a long time resident of Ketchikan.



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