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    Today, 06:21 AM
    While I agree a travel ball has no business in being involved in this decision, if the kid doesn't love football, or his heart isn't in it, why is not playing a bad decision?? People on the outside telling the kid it's a bad and trying to convince him to play are no different than a travel ball coach telling him not to play.
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    Yesterday, 06:38 PM
    I think those states perhaps do it more because of the heat. In hot climates like Texas and Florida, I'd imagine they'd have more than a few days where they couldn't do road work during the day because of the heat.
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    Yesterday, 05:50 PM
    Hitting .222 and has made 7 errors.
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    Yesterday, 04:30 PM
    Safety. It's simply more dangerous to work at night. While there is less traffic, that usually means cars are traveling at a higher rate of speed, coupled with the uneven lighting caused by the work lights, makes workers harder to see. The uneven lighting also makes trips and falls more probable, because the workers don't see as well either. Also, impaired driving is more likely to happen at night than during the day. Productivity is also...
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    Yesterday, 10:10 AM
    It sucks from 4pm-6pm without this going on. I can't imagine how bad it's going to be. It's always amazed me how bad Cincinnati traffic is. And I've commuted in Philly and New York.
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    Jun 23, 17, 01:26 PM
    Again, I refer to wrestling. Fargo, which is one of the biggest offseason events in the sport and plays a huge role in college recruiting takes place in Mid July (In fact much of college wrestling recruiting takes place based on a few national events). Wrestlers will be practicing all through the dead period without their high school coaches without the use of high school facilities. You could make the argument that wrestlers are just as...
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    Jun 23, 17, 01:14 PM
    Again, it's not a NFHS event, it's not part of the regular high school season and pretty much no other sport (aside from Archery it seems) holds a National Championsip event.
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    Jun 23, 17, 01:10 PM
    Again wrestlers manage to compete at and practice for national tourneys without their high school coaches or school singlets. There's a really big one in Fargo in a few weeks, and it's really important in the college recruiting process. Guys will be preparing just fine the entire dead period without their high school coaches or using high school facilities.
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    Jun 23, 17, 12:55 PM
    What sports finish in the dead period??
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    Jun 23, 17, 12:54 PM
    Again, like This bowling event, it's not a sanctioned or sponsored KHSAA event, nor is it even a NFHS event. Plus it falls outside of the normal season for the sport. As far as I know, no other sports contest a National or world championship event at the high school level, and those that do are sponsored by separate organizations. I'm not sure I understand why exceptions should be made of these two sports. Wrestlers seem to do fine on their...
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    Jun 23, 17, 12:34 PM
    Pretty much every sport has some sort of year round conditioning so having a different dead period for each sport would be more difficult to enforce. Having one dead period while school isn't in session is easier to enforce and is better for parents and players. Plus I can't think of any other school based events that take place in Late June/early July, so it just makes sense to do the dead period when KY does. It literally affects no other...
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    Jun 23, 17, 07:02 AM
    Since it's not a KHSAA event I doubt they would do anything if they win. And there's nothing they could do if the girls show up at the tourney, with a parent coaching the team, and the real coach happily watching in the stands. It's not even close to a title IX issue because the dead period rule is being applied equally. It does suck they can't technically compete as CH, but they can absolutely be there and still enjoy the experience of...
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    Jun 22, 17, 12:28 PM
    I've always recommended that simply because there are many umps who don't know the rule. You can turn in any direction you want, as long as you don't make a clear effort to go to the next base.
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    Jun 22, 17, 12:08 PM
    Fair ball. The plate is in fair territory. Can't think of a reason an ump who was aware of the rule, would change his call. This is one of the many myths regarding baseball rules. The hands are not part of the bat, the runner does not have to turn right when over running first base, the ball is not dead on a caught foul tip, are a few others that fans often get wrong.
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    Jun 22, 17, 11:31 AM
    Not to thread jack, but a ball hitting the plate first is NOT a foul ball. The plate is in fair territory. This is one of the common myths that people get wrong all the time. For a ball to be called foul it must either be touched or come to rest in foul territory. Whether it hits the plate or not isn't relevant.
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    Jun 22, 17, 10:56 AM
    I don't know about playing an inning in every game. I think they should at least be in the dugout in uniform. My son's team experienced the same thing at Cooperstown. There are kids that are basically hired guns that fly in a pitch for several different teams in different weeks at this tourney at various times throughout the summer. Some of those teams in Cooperstown are just ridiculous. It's a great tourney and a ton of fun for the kids,...
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    Jun 22, 17, 09:28 AM
    I've seen teams attempt to skip batters several times in even high level youth baseball.
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    Jun 22, 17, 09:19 AM
    You're losing a game 4-0. It's ok to bunt for a hit if your team has a couple hits already, but it's not manly and not ok if your team hasn't gotten a hit yet. Or it's ok in the first, second or third inning, but suddenly makes you less of man in the 4th or 5th inning. I grew up playing in the late 70's and 80's and that line of thinking is completely absurd to me.
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    Jun 22, 17, 08:27 AM
    At some point, the kids parents need to step in. They are complicit and just as big a part of this problem. But hey, maybe being a star pitcher in youth baseball looks good on your resume.
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    Jun 22, 17, 08:23 AM
    Just pitching in every game isn't illegal...if you only play a couple games a week and they are spread out enough it can be done, although you wouldn't be able to throw more than a few innings each game. That being said, I've always felt part of youth sports is developing your players. Pitching one kid every game doesn't do that. And if the coach is pitching this kid beyond what the rules specify, that coach needs to find a different activity...
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    Jun 22, 17, 07:59 AM
    Many of the "unwritten rules" of baseball are silly. Batters should be trying to get on base. Period. That doesn't change because someone is in the middle of throwing a no-no at you. Especially when the game is still tight.
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    Jun 20, 17, 08:33 PM
    Scott has a camp in July as well.
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    Jun 20, 17, 12:42 PM
    I would agree. Staying or not staying isn't that big of a deal in my opinion. It's not a horrible trip from Independence to Whitaker Bank Stadium.
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    Jun 20, 17, 10:26 AM
    Glad I work from home. I've made that trip over the bridge off and for almost 20 years. Fortunately, most of the time I've been able to cross the bridge around 6-6:30am when things still are moving pretty well. It really sucks that this area has such a poor public transportation system.
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    Jun 20, 17, 10:22 AM
    The KHSAA does pay for a portion of the rooms. It's not a big chunk of change they give, but they do give something.
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    Jun 20, 17, 10:21 AM
    It absolutely can be done, and it's not all that difficult to do. Blaming it on the school board is a weak excuse. The only thing preventing a team from staying overnight, is that they don't want to.
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    Jun 20, 17, 09:29 AM
    Scott's baseball team did spend the night in Lexington the night before their semi-final game, as well as the night after. Kenton County teams often spend nights away for competitions. Basketball teams do it, and the wrestling teams do it a couple times a year.
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    Jun 20, 17, 08:17 AM
    I'm not disputing the benefits of playing multiple sports or what college coaches are looking for. Just saying that if the kid's all about baseball, and just doesn't love football, I can see why it would be easy for him to walk away from football. No reason to believe there's a college coach or summer coach behind the scenes feeding this kid bad info. He's already got the ride at Murray, correct?? Why risk injury playing a sport that's...
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