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Postby big ball chunky time » Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:01 pm

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Derwood wrote:It's a beautiful day, and I want to sit on my back deck and read. Our back yard is adjacent to another house (with a trampoline). The kids who lives there is pretty quiet, and uses the trampoline to practice gymnastics (fine).

But this kid has two cousins (around 9 or 10 years old), who are currently playing on the trampoline. They are playing some game that involves them screaming at each other at the top of their lungs for no apparent reason.

This game has been going on for a half hour


get off of my lawn!


They're back out there again today, and I have an online meeting in a few minutes. It's beautiful outside and I'd love to keep the windows open, but I'm not subjecting my meeting to that


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Re: random rants

Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:26 pm

This seriously reads like a bad Nextdoor parody.
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Re: random rants

Postby Derwood » Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:50 pm

JudasIscariotTheBird wrote:This seriously reads like a bad Nextdoor parody.


lol. I should video them next time so you can see that I’m not just an old man yelling at a cloud
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Re: random rants

Postby WrigleyField 22 » Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:56 pm

See I'm not an old man yelling at cloud. I am an old man secretly recording small children playing!
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Re: random rants

Postby Derwood » Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:29 pm

WrigleyField 22 wrote:See I'm not an old man yelling at cloud. I am an old man secretly recording small children playing!


Now you get it!
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Re: random rants

Postby Derwood » Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:16 pm

My daughter’s softball team is cursed. Every hard hit ball they get is right at fielders, and every soft dribbler the other teams hit find every hole in the infield. So frustrating
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Re: random rants

Postby Cubswin11 » Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:56 pm

Derwood wrote:My daughter’s softball team is cursed. Every hard hit ball they get is right at fielders, and every soft dribbler the other teams hit find every hole in the infield. So frustrating

Start tracking batted ball data and become the teams shift nerd
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Re: random rants

Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:43 pm

Derwood wrote:My daughter’s softball team is cursed. Every hard hit ball they get is right at fielders, and every soft dribbler the other teams hit find every hole in the infield. So frustrating

A third parent from my son’s travel baseball team died today.
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Re: random rants

Postby jersey cubs fan » Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:47 pm

Ding Dong Johnson wrote:
Derwood wrote:My daughter’s softball team is cursed. Every hard hit ball they get is right at fielders, and every soft dribbler the other teams hit find every hole in the infield. So frustrating

A third parent from my son’s travel baseball team died today.

That’s an unsustainable pace.
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Re: random rants

Postby Hairyducked Idiot » Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:50 pm

I live in a house with 8 children with varying degrees of special needs, the oldest is 9. We have a trampoline and the sound of their trampoline screaming makes me want to murder someone, and they're our kids. I feel very bad for the neighbors.

So I guess I'm Team Derwood on this one.
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Postby pitchcs » Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:03 am

Hairyducked Idiot wrote:I live in a house with 8 children with varying degrees of special needs, the oldest is 9. We have a trampoline and the sound of their trampoline screaming makes me want to murder someone, and they're our kids. I feel very bad for the neighbors.

So I guess I'm Team Derwood on this one.


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Re: random rants

Postby Derwood » Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:33 am

Softball rant of 2:

After getting drubbed twice tonight, the team is now 3-10-1. The coach hasn’t (and won’t) change the batting order, which is producing about 2-3 runs per game (and the girl with the highest average is batting 8th)


And tell me if you’ve heard this one: the coaches’ kids are playing first, second and third base, and hitting 1, 3 and 4 in the batting order. Youth sports nepotism alive and well
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Re: random rants

Postby Hairyducked Idiot » Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:40 am

Derwood wrote:Softball rant of 2:

After getting drubbed twice tonight, the team is now 3-10-1. The coach hasn’t (and won’t) change the batting order, which is producing about 2-3 runs per game (and the girl with the highest average is batting 8th)


And tell me if you’ve heard this one: the coaches’ kids are playing first, second and third base, and hitting 1, 3 and 4 in the batting order. Youth sports nepotism alive and well


Unpopular take: The coach's kids are almost always the best players on the team.
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Re: random rants

Postby jersey cubs fan » Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:00 am

Props to the coaches willing to manage softball games while parents nitpick batting order
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Re: random rants

Postby Derwood » Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:20 am

jersey cubs fan wrote:Props to the coaches willing to manage softball games while parents nitpick batting order


No one is saying a word to the coaches. My kid isn't a good hitter, so it's not like I think she should move up
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Re: random rants

Postby Derwood » Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:21 am

Hairyducked Idiot wrote:
Derwood wrote:Softball rant of 2:

After getting drubbed twice tonight, the team is now 3-10-1. The coach hasn’t (and won’t) change the batting order, which is producing about 2-3 runs per game (and the girl with the highest average is batting 8th)


And tell me if you’ve heard this one: the coaches’ kids are playing first, second and third base, and hitting 1, 3 and 4 in the batting order. Youth sports nepotism alive and well


Unpopular take: The coach's kids are almost always the best players on the team.


The coach's kids are all pretty good hitters. They are mediocre fielders, though, and better athletes are currently playing corner OF positions where they get very little action. I long ago stopped counting the number of easy ground balls that became baserunners because the coaches' kids couldn't throw to first (or catch the ball at first)
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Re: random rants

Postby 17 Seconds » Mon Sep 07, 2020 4:31 am

ear pain is devastating
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Re: random rants

Postby Banedon » Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:34 pm

Hairyducked Idiot wrote:
Derwood wrote:Softball rant of 2:

After getting drubbed twice tonight, the team is now 3-10-1. The coach hasn’t (and won’t) change the batting order, which is producing about 2-3 runs per game (and the girl with the highest average is batting 8th)


And tell me if you’ve heard this one: the coaches’ kids are playing first, second and third base, and hitting 1, 3 and 4 in the batting order. Youth sports nepotism alive and well


Unpopular take: The coach's kids are almost always the best players on the team.


This is absolutely not my experience.
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Re: random rants

Postby Derwood » Wed Sep 09, 2020 1:25 pm

Softball update (I know you were all eagerly awaiting this)

Season is over, and the same coaches are now going to coach 16u travel. They have open tryouts, which are attended by the entire 14u team, plus a handful of other girls.

My daughter was the starting CF for the team last year, but has always preferred catching. She was the "3rd string" catcher on the team, but never got any reps in games or in practice.

Coach announces the 16u roster, and every single girl from 14u EXCEPT my daughter makes the team, even the bench warmers who can't hit or field. We have no idea why, and the coach's flimsy excuse is she needs to throw more accurately (true of every single girl on the team, including all the coaches' daughters)

The happy ending is that she tried out for some other teams, and is now the starting catcher for a new team. At this point, all I want is to play (and destroy) her old team sometime this fall
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Re: random rants

Postby WrigleyField 22 » Wed Sep 09, 2020 3:58 pm

She was probably just a clubhouse cancer.
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Re: random rants

Postby Derwood » Wed Sep 09, 2020 4:27 pm

WrigleyField 22 wrote:She was probably just a clubhouse cancer.


Funny you should say that, but I think the coach actually thinks this is true. The team was crap, and my daughter would get irritated by it (she is aware of this and working on it).

That said, keeping some girls who are "really positive" but suck butt at softball isn't going to win them many games.
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Re: random rants

Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Wed Sep 09, 2020 4:41 pm

I remember one time there was a girl who was really good on my daughter's team, and she was not welcomed back the following season because of the parents so...
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Re: random rants

Postby big ball chunky time » Wed Sep 09, 2020 4:45 pm

derwood dont be this guy
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Re: random rants

Postby Sammy Sofa » Wed Sep 09, 2020 5:00 pm

big ball chunky time wrote:derwood dont be this guy


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Re: random rants

Postby Derwood » Wed Sep 09, 2020 5:59 pm

big ball chunky time wrote:derwood dont be this guy


I'm not being anything. I was annoyed by some things that went on, but it had a happy ending.
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