As much as I love playing, and this being my last year of legion ball anyways I’m feeling like it may be time already to just be done.
Since this new coaching staff has taken over the team has actually gotten better but none of it has to do with the coaching, it’s that more people are playing now that hadn’t played in years past.
This coaching staff is not bringing this team to its full potential and in fact since te start of the year I think we’ve gotten worse. Here’s why.
After starting 4-0 in division play we lost one game of a DH to the worst team in our division by 14 runs. The reason being is that the team we played has improved since their coaches have principle and make their players practice.
Our team has digressed, the athletic kids never show to practice but are still given all the time on the field as they proceed to show their lack of baseball ability and knowledge. Stupid baserunning mistakes, backwards Ks, errors in the field and tons of misalignment issues cost us outs and runs every game. While the players who are on the bench (including myself half of the time) know what they are doing, actually know how to lay a bunt down, etc. are stuck pulling their hair out knowing they can do a better job.
If I were sitting simply because coach values running speed over knowledge of the game I would be upset but not as upset as I am over the fact that these guys only show up to games if it’s convenient for them and are never at practice.
Not to mention the coach keeping stats steals stats from me intentionally and pads others stats intentionally. A kid who had a 5 game stretch without even putting the ball in play is somehow hitting .500 while I have 3 doubles and 6 rbis missing from my stat sheet and are below .300
I hit it and it’s an error even though it hit the fence, a teammate hits it right through the shortstops legs and it’s a hit. My era is inflated because after doing the math he does my era for 9 innings and everyone else for 7 innings.
When I start at 1st or 3rd base I’m usually batting 8th or 9th in spite of being one of the most experienced hitters on the team. It’s turned into a favorites game, the only 3 people who are regularly at practice get benched while everyone who’s never there plays.
Head coach preaches commitment and never makes it to his own “mandatory” practices.
They intentionally try to keep me from suceeding sometimes. We had a scrimmage with a younger team, at first coach says stats count for that game, he sticks me on the mound, I pitch a perfect 5 (6 inning game) and all of the sudden my own teammates are sent to the other team to try and break it up (mind you it left me 2 fielders short as well). Then I go 3-3 as well and stats don’t count after all.
It just feels like I’m being set up to fail and I’m about ready to just call it quits, any opinions?