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Bill Clark's picture
Joined: 08/07/2007
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Leadership from the

Leadership from the President

 It's unfortunate that the entire team had to be banned (as not all players were ineligble),  however removing coaches, players, and parents that don't believe in playing buy the rules is well justified!!  Good JOB!!!

 

 

Blake Carmichael's picture
Joined: 07/30/2007
Posts: 278
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Nice Job, Bob...

thanks, and play ball!

Matt Corsaut's picture
Joined: 08/17/2007
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Correct decision

I had the misfortune of attending the game in question.  The fans/parents of the team that caused the problems were out of control most of the game including yelling at opposing players to drop fly balls and yelling at the umpires most of the game, not to mention they tried to get away with using ineligible players.  In addition, when they vacated the stands after the game they left it a complete mess with trash strewn all over.  The coup de grace being that they started a fight after the game.  It was ugly all night.

There needs to be punishment for that kind of behavior and Bob made the right decision in banning that group for the next tournament.

Kudos to Bob and all the little league volunteers such as the Allmans for all their hard work.

Dick Cox's picture
Joined: 10/02/2007
Posts: 156
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Little League Action

Kudos to Bob Book and the Little League District administration for their quick action regarding this unfortunate incident.  I believe this was handled in the best manner possible and still allow our kids to continue being part of this wonderful activity.  Having the local league and the district take corrective action is far preferable to getting CSD and RMA involved.  I believe it’s important we continue supporting our local kids along with those in neighboring communities.  I know there are some out there that would restrict our facilities to just those inside the gates of RMA, however, being able to share with many not as fortunate as us is important.

 

Thanks Bob

 

Dick Cox

Lisa Taylor's picture
Joined: 01/09/2008
Posts: 365
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Leadership in action

“I’m not happy with what I saw last night. … I could not believe my eyes. This is the first time we’ve ever had anything of this magnitude. A couple weeks back we had another league get in an argument with one of the parents and we asked them to leave, and I asked Security to come as a presence,” said Book, referring to an incident in June reported by Security.

 

Too bad that the CSD board has seen to it that security is completely powerless in these situations, and too bad that the RMA board has seen to it that it's okay for these cars to "fly down our parkway" with no recourse.  Leadership in action.....

 

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Lisa

www.indyeve.com

http://www.ranchomurieta.com/blog/775

(updated 4/15/09)

Blake Carmichael's picture
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How are the home boys doing?

How is our CRLL all-star team doing?

Nona Gunnell's picture
Joined: 12/14/2008
Posts: 16
Post rating: 9

Minor All Star Softball

Our Minor All Star Softball (age 9/10) girl's team is doing great so far!  They have played two games and have won 16-2 and 28-6.  Tomorrow morning they play East Sacramento - this will be the most competitive game to date.

Adam Harris's picture
Joined: 11/11/2008
Posts: 10
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little league in the hands of fanatics

I'm not surprised to hear that this sort of behavior has taken place... at a little league baseball game.  My son hasn't asked to play, and I haven't mentioned it to him.  There are many fanatics that can allow their emotions to get the best of them and get out of hand, which can take the fun out of the game for our children.  

Kudos to the administrators of CRLL, who brought a swift consequence to the menacing team.  Don't back down!

Adam Harris

Andy Keyes's picture
Joined: 08/22/2007
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Adam thats unfortunate

I think you should give Bob Book a chance.  I believe he's made the best of a situation that wasn't his making and dealt decisively and firmly.  There are those in our community that would chase kids down on skateboards and castigate them while using a situation like this to change an otherwise poor image regarding children.  I would hope you encourage your child to take part in little league as it teaches more about life than just the mechanics of a game. 

Bill Clark's picture
Joined: 08/07/2007
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Lisa I'm not quite sure how

Lisa I'm not quite sure how you came to the conclusion that "the RMA board has seen to it that it's okay for these cars to fly down our parkway with no recourse" In reading the original story on this topic, Mel Standart, vice president of the Rancho Murieta Association stated "of the league's action, if the little league is not taking positive action, (the RMA) certainly could" I would consider the league action taken by Mr. Book as very positive. With this team banned we are assurded those speeding cars of the offending parents will no longer be on our streets for a year.

Lisa Taylor's picture
Joined: 01/09/2008
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In a larger context though..

Bill, you are right, perhaps *those* particular parents will not be on our streets.  But for the ones that regularly do drive 40 mph in our neighborhood, and the same is true for the vendors, there is no mechanism in place to hold any of these drivers accountable. 

 

When I was researching for the CSD Ad Hoc committee, I found that HOA's associated with CSD's nearly all had the vehicle code enforced on their streets.  For those that didn't, they had a very tight control on who comes into the community, and they had all contractors, etc. put down bonds for things like speeding.  It only took a few vendors to get stopped (and yes, they did make stops) and fined before the main contractor put a stop to that behavior or the vendor could no longer do business in the community.  Those were for the smaller communities.  Our community is much too large for that nowadays, with all the non-residents and non-guests that come in.  Inside the gates, we really are a small town, and in fact, are largely unregulated, with no mechanism currently in place if we wished to change that.

 

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Lisa

www.indyeve.com

http://www.ranchomurieta.com/blog/775

(updated 4/15/09)

Bill Clark's picture
Joined: 08/07/2007
Posts: 194
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We do have a mechanism in

We do have a mechanism in place.  I can attest to just that, as my wife and I not long ago rolled through a stop sign (guilty) on one of our streets and were promptly issued a warning letter in the mail.  Believe me, that  "mechanism" has made us more accountable for our irrational driving habits.

 

Lastly, a couple weeks back,  this very site conducted a  poll regarding the CSD and policing powers.  I believe the majority spoke loud and clear.  Thanks

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