Sunday, June 7, 2009

PISSED

This is a nice word...I could get much nastier but I'm going to try and remain civil. Okay well maybe I will..we'll just have to see.

Since I've been blogging about Lucas' baseball a good bit this year you all know that our team has been having a great season! We only lost 3 games the entire season and the kids were on a roll to the championship. It was double elimination so you had to lose two in order to be eliminated(okay well that was an explanation of double elimination :) my brain isn't working tonight!) We were scheduled to play the other only undefeated team on Monday night which we did and we lost. That put us in the losers bracket so we had to play a team that had already lost and we had to win in order to stay in the running. We did that Tuesday nigth and won so on Wednesday we were up again the undefeated team again. We beat them 21-13 and were scheduled to play Thursday night for the championship. We played 3 straight nights of ball and the kids played their hearts out...they were so pumped when they left that ballpark Wednesday night knowing that they were coming back Thursday to play for it all.

Thursday it started raining first thing in the morning and I got an email from our Rec Dept saying that we needed to be prepared to play Friday or Saturday in case things got rained out on Thursday. I thought okay that's reasonable and went about until they sent word on what the plan was. Not an hour later I got another email saying that they weren't calling games yet but that if it got rained out on Thursday that it was over. They were calling the season and not going to let the kids finish and play their championship game. They were going to give the final two teams in each division the championship medals and call it at that.

UGH!!!! I still can't believe they did that...I can't believe they let the kids get that far and then took it away from them. Seriously would it have killed them to delay the game for a day or two. They said that everyone was going out of town...yeah right! I've heard rumors about things that were said...who knows what's true. I've heard they talked to certain people and the coaches voted on whether to call the season or not...who knows if that's true...because I know of 2 specially that were in the finals they did not talk to. Of course it's over for them...no apologizing no nothing. Ignoring parents phone calls and emails and of course never admitting that they were wrong. The league that we've been with this past year has been so terribly unorganized that it's not funny. I know they have alot of teams and tons going on but give me a break...we've been overbooked on t ball practices so that when we got there there was a softball game taking place on our field and noone bothered to tell us so that 13 4 and 5 year olds didn't come out thinking they were going to get to play ball only to get turned away for their last practice of the season. They refuse to admit that they're not organized although it is blatantly clear that they are anything but efficient and together on anything.

I'll tell you one thing....they don't think it's personal and it's no big deal...they weren't the ones that had to look their 8 year old in the eyes and tell him that he wasn't able to play and that the season was over. They didn't have to see the tears streaming down his face and they don't have to live with it.

Mad...yes!
Disappointed...yes!
Irritated...yes!
Possibly moving to another league next year....who knows!

16 comments:

Ramblings of a Crazy Mom said...

OHHHHH I would be quite mad too. It's a shame they don't think about the kids before they make those decisions.

Alicia said...

Oh, Steph..that is a total bummer! I don't think that is right either! Hopefully they will work it out for you guys!!

Rachel said...

Yikes! That sounds terrible. Luckily, we have a great league who is sure to finish each and every game no matter if that takes us into playing ball all through the summer when the games are supposed to end at the end of May. It's just what you do. Some people are getting so lost in being politically correct, not stepping on anyone's toes and making everyone a winner so no one is left out that they forget what this sport is all about. These kids love getting out there and playing their hearts out. Win or lose, it's fun for them but especially when they are winning and it's such a big game for them.

Last year, I learned the hard way that you have to some how get your foot in the door to see a change. It was a lot of stress but I was happy with the results this year because I had more of a hand in things.

MarvelousMOM said...

Wow, that is complete bullshit. I would be pissed too. That is just wrong. I am sure that your little one wasn't the only one disappointed. That is so sad!

Paige said...

Wow, I can't blame you at all for being mad or disappointed! I know it would of broken my heart to explain to my child that they couldn't finish their championship for a silly reason! I hope that all of that gets worked out before the next season!

Stacy said...

Now that is just wrong! So what if some of the players were not there to play.At least the other kids could have played. Sorry Lucas is so upset.I'm sure my kids owuld be to.

Everyday Mom Designs said...

Wow, I can't believe they did that...

Liz said...

baseball is unbelievable....we've had different, but just as AWFUL problems with both the league and the teams we are playing with this year....i figured it was just the part of the country we lived in....but maybe it's universal!

sorry Lucas was so disappointed...I totally understand what it's like!

Jiff said...

:( Sorry.

He And Me + 3 said...

Oh man that would totally upset me and would make my husband go nuts. That is not fair at all. Poor guys. I can only imagine Lucas' disappointment. So sorry.

Windy said...

every rec I know of is very unorganized! it's a shame that they don't try to do better for the kids. sorry for the disappointment - hopefully next year will be better:)

Sneaky Momma said...

I can see why you guys are so disappointed. Poor guys! :(

misguided mommy said...

sounds like a cop out to me. like these people just didn't want to spend another day dealing with this. that teaches kids nothing at all. teaches them that if they don't want to finish what they start, thats okay just call it a tie and walk away.

i would so raise hell!

Veronica said...

Man, what a bummer. Maybe it would be good to move to another league next year if possible!

Somewhere In The Sun said...

Well, we can both say "WE would have won!" LOL
I've heard lots of talk going around about moving to another league. Let me know what y'all do. Hope All Stars goes much better for you!

~Lynn

Anonymous said...

I see this KRAP all the time...every sport and you should see the stuff that goes on on dance and drill team competitions.
The world is getting more dishonest and self-centered. Dang, what a stinkin' thing to happen.
Owen's GRamma Vicki