youth baseball/softball field conditions

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Bowling Green, KY

#1 May 8, 2012
Super saddened to see the condition of the fields at Chalybeate. They are part of our county's Parks and Rec dept. One field has so many HUGE rocks that its dangerous to play or practice on. Instead of installing a huge roof over horseshoe pits, maybe the park director should take some time and money to the fields. There are not enough fields to practice on beacause of the condition. Maybe purchasing a few tarps for the fields would also help. We have a great park, but the bathrooms and fields need serious work!!!

Elizabethtown, KY

#2 May 9, 2012
PLAYERSMOM-- The park director gets paid good money to keep the fields in good shape, but as you can tell he does nothing to them, He is also one of the 20 or less people that uses the horseshoe pits. 350 kids playing baseball/softball but he don't have time to fix the fields for the kids.

Elizabethtown, KY

#3 May 9, 2012
use the site to be a coward. Be a good community sponsor and volunteer your time to help instead of typing on topix.

Elizabethtown, KY

#4 May 9, 2012
Sick-- I am far from bein a coward. If you think i am just try me dude. He has had different ones volunteer to do work on the fields, but all he will do is give you the keys so you can get the mower out and mow the grass. That don't get the field in shape to play ball.

Bellevue, WA

#5 May 9, 2012
then why dont you donate your time and do the work until you are satisfied. dont get on here and whine and cry get off your butt and do something about it instead of getting on here running your mouth

Elizabethtown, KY

#6 May 10, 2012
When you pay a fee for your child to play summer ball, then you got to pay so much for playing the first game or have a booth, I think we do enough besides having to fix and do a man's job that the county pays him for. It used to not be bad, but he has went to hell in a handbasket. I here no-one so anything good about AB lately. It is just a shame that there could be more done at the ballfields I agree.

Elizabethtown, KY

#7 May 10, 2012
You can tell that sick and information are the same people tryin to defend the one's that are in charge of the parks. let me inform you of a few things that happen. The coaches of the teams that play has to do most of the work on the fields just to get them ready for the teams to play a game. the park director could get all the help he would need to get the fields in shape if he was interested in haveing a nice place for the kids to play

Elizabethtown, KY

#8 May 10, 2012
Grason County--40 dollars a player-complete uniforms- fields ready to play. Warren County--65 dollars a player-complete uniforms-fields ready to play. Edmonson County-45 dollars a player-cap and shirt-hope the fields are ready to play.
for real

Tuscaloosa, AL

#9 May 10, 2012
It has been like this for years ...... My kids played 7 and 8 years ago and it was like that then and to the commment above the coaches and parents help in getting fields ready and when we had tournments we hired the umpires....Fact of the matter AB gets paid good money to keep those fields in playing conditions for those kids not the parents they pay their part...If he cant do it maybe its time for him to leave ..... he is the park director and seems to me what he can get by with not doing he does all I can say to yall is good luck...I know been there and so glad I dont have to anymore!!!!!!

Leitchfield, KY

#10 May 10, 2012
Instead of complaining you all can help out by volunteering the time you do have to help out. If you have time to get on here to complain you have time to help the community. You all do this every year. I would like to see if you all could do a better job. Even before AB became the director it was the same way. Coaches umpires and family need to pull together and make the parks better. One person can't do it all. It just sickens me that this is all you can talk about. When you do help (if you would) make sure the job is done to your satisfaction. AB would appreciate all the help he can get. I am a cousin of AB, and I think he does good with what little volunteers he does have.
what a shame

Elizabethtown, KY

#11 May 10, 2012
went to a ball game out there the other night and you can sure tell no money has went to the fields and far as the comment (volunteer)the parents shouldnt have to do nor the coaches hate to see whats it is going to look like in a few years

Frankfort, KY

#12 May 10, 2012
why was a $15,000 roof over the horseshoe pits needed anyway??????????

Elizabethtown, KY

#13 May 10, 2012
A.B. is a great Parks Director. He is at one of the parks working every time I go by. You should be proud to have the covered horseshoe courts at Chalybeate and of Judge Reed for finding the money to get them instead of on here griping . One thing about it, it obvious you are not going to please everyone in this County but I am very proud of the courts and of A.B. and Judge Reed. Both does an outstanding job for our County.

Tuscaloosa, AL

#14 May 10, 2012
You know its not about parents doing there part.....AB is the PARKS DIRECTOR.....he gets paid to do proud he covered the horseshoe pit what benefit is that to the little league program if anything it takes away .... which I am sure he got a grant to do that just like the big grant he got to put into the parks......fact dear he didnt put roof over the bleachers on highway 70 Carlton Alexander and Gerald Meredith did that he didnt pave it over by concession stand Darren Smith had that done he didnt get grant for the park at Chalybeat Darren did that to so as far as him being a super parks director yep guess he is considering it was done for him....see mine play under other directors that knew what they were doing and it was done right there was no rule changing half way through season just to satified some coachesd...rules never changed....he had some big shoes to fill and he has never been able to do that....and you say leave names I ve not seen your name anywhere on here so that is pointless to point fingers dont you think.....its the only thing some kids in the county get to do and its a shame that it cannot not be taking care of that parents need pitch in hes making 40,0000 a yr .......

Leitchfield, KY

#15 May 10, 2012
I totally agree. AB does a good job. People these days don't want to do nothing but run they're mouths about something and there is always something wrong in this county. I have seen AB work the fields, and my man has helped him. He is not lazy I can tell you that much. He works his butt off to try to please you people but you all can't never appreciate nothing. Take the time to help out. He must be doing something right or he wouldn't be the director. I didn't say it's the coaches and parents jobs but you can Volunteer to meet your standards instead of running your mouth. Pull together and work things out and make it a fun environment. You can't please no one in this county any more. Back in the old days everyone had part in something and helped each other. What has happened to this town. You all are the ones making it look bad to this county by complaining about everything.

Campbellsville, KY

#16 May 10, 2012
Nike wrote:
You can tell that sick and information are the same people tryin to defend the one's that are in charge of the parks. let me inform you of a few things that happen. The coaches of the teams that play has to do most of the work on the fields just to get them ready for the teams to play a game. the park director could get all the help he would need to get the fields in shape if he was interested in haveing a nice place for the kids to play
Ok NIKE I am AB's cousin and you must think AB has no friends and family to back him up. Well I have news for you, he does. If you all would spend more time volunteering your time instead of running that mouth of yours things might get done in this little community. I hate people bad talking AB when he is a hard working individual.I ain't scared one bit to tell you what I think and I put my "REAL" name on here to defend my cousin. This town is nothing but drama caused by people like you. Lend a helping hand to the community cause one day you might need help. People like you are the ones giving the county a bad name not AB, not NE Reed. All you want to do is belly ache that this needs to be done and this isn't been done right. AB does the best he can do with the help he has. You can sit there behind your screen and say anything you want but he is my cousin and I have a right to get on here to defend him. This goes on every year and nothing has changed so why keep going on about it. You all are never satisfied. If we had a field like the the pros use you would still find a reason to gripe about it. I know you all are going to have something smart to say about what I wrote. All I know is that AB is doing the best with what money goes to the parks and what little help he has. This is all I got to say to you ungrateful people.

Elizabethtown, KY

#17 May 10, 2012
I would be ashamed to get on here and talk about A.B. He is a wonderful person that works hard . I I have never heard anyone speak bad about him but you jealous people on Topix. Go pick up rocks on the ballfield instead getting on here and bad mouthing someone. But I guess you would have to get paid before you would help somone out. You had rather get on topix and cry about it.

Bowling Green, KY

#18 May 10, 2012
AB has a lot of irons in the fire, if you want to play ball help out.
what a shame

Elizabethtown, KY

#19 May 10, 2012
long as reed is in office ab will be there and the ball fields will just keep getting worse

Elizabethtown, KY

#20 May 10, 2012
what a shame wrote:
long as reed is in office ab will be there and the ball fields will just keep getting worse
no you have it all wrong. sweety. The ball fields look like they did before AB got the job. You all have nothing better to do with your time but belly ache about something. Go whine to someone who cares. Cause AB is a good director and nothing is going to change till he don't want the job anymore. It shows that you all have not a clue what he does. You think you do but you don't. Everyone always has something negative to say about someone who has a name to up hold in the county.

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