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.
Possibly moving to another league next year....who knows!