By Eileen Small
December 13, 2007
Just as an observant parent of kids who once lived and played
sports in this town, I'd like folks to consider the following:
Do you realize that in Coffman Cove - a town much smaller than
Ketchikan - they have a beautiful grassed ball field? The kids
love to play on it and don't get hurt doing so.
My sons played ball here when they lived here and the idea that
rocky fields are suitable for baseball or football seems a little
dumb to me. Would YOU play ball on a solid sheet of gravel where
if you fall or "slide" you take off all the skin on
your legs or arms? Sports ARE an important aspect of growing
up---my kids played down south and, for awhile, here. Our Rec
Center is second to none. However, most of our outdoor fields
SUCK frankly and I think the short sightedness of many of our
officials and the "good old boys club" who hands out
contracts to build some of these fields are to blame!
Received December 12, 2007
- Published December 13, 2007
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