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What the Heck?

Postby say_oww » November 11th, 2016, 3:39 pm

Whats up with youth baseball nowadays?   I just heard that ERA and Iron Horse are no longer together and that ERA will be doing their own league somewhere else in 2017 - but the league will only play on three non-consecutive weekends in April and May for a total of 12 games.  Rather than a season, that sounds like three separate tournaments to me.  Anybody know what is going on with that? 



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Re: What the Heck?

Postby Manfred » November 12th, 2016, 8:40 am

Wow. The Devil is in the details. DO tell, someone!
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Re: What the Heck?

Postby knowitall » November 12th, 2016, 9:59 am

Beware the pied piper

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Re: What the Heck?

Postby say_oww » November 14th, 2016, 4:32 pm

From what I gather parents are being asked to choose between a normal weekday league or a three-weekend short season. Throw in the supposed prospect of future "retribution" or travel team "bias" and the situation gets even more crazy! Funny thing is no one wants to talk about it for fear their kid might get left behind.

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Re: What the Heck?

Postby Manfred » November 14th, 2016, 5:27 pm

Lack of replies here almost proves that.
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Re: What the Heck?

Postby no/excuses » November 14th, 2016, 9:01 pm

Purely a business decision. If you have no money invested in it;you will not get an explanation.

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Re: What the Heck?

Postby say_oww » November 15th, 2016, 10:55 am

So if you have money involved you keep quiet... or else LOL

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Re: What the Heck?

Postby highheat » November 16th, 2016, 11:01 pm

I heard that they can't get along. All I know is that its a great facility out there and if they can't make it work that is a shame.

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Re: What the Heck?

Postby Opinionguy » November 25th, 2016, 11:56 am

Two businesses, separate owners who thought they could work together but after the dust settled found out it wasn't possible.  One has an established business grown from a small clientele in the early 2000's to one of the most respected -well run Baseball Programs and Travel Baseball organizations in the state. The other, has built maybe the nicest overall baseball facility in the state, with an indoor facility that is second to none.
As far as being asked to "choose" isn't that what has happened all along?  The weekend format ERA is running is the same format it was before the IH existed. It is a more cost friendly alternative to travel baseball as the better kids in a 5 county area will be playing together playing leadoffs/pickoffs as a transition to Pony/HS baseball.
Being a few weekends likely wouldnt have much impact on local little leagues Arbutus, ETJ, Forest Hills, GJYL, Iron Horse et all.
Everybody has a choice to make as to what is best for their kids. I've been around long enough to hear all the whining about politics, coaching, parents and everything inbetween. The great equalizer is time- it all shakes out and you find out how good your child is as he/she moves up thrpugh the levels. That's when your choices will come to fruition. Always good in life to have options.
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Re: What the Heck?

Postby Manfred » November 25th, 2016, 5:47 pm

In the long run, for the sake of kids' development and NOT how much $$$ someone can make, I hope they could come to the table with an equitable arrangement.
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