Thanks, All-Metro softball posters, you put the blog post in the top 10 with your back and forth.
I think there is definitely a sensitivity about anything posted on this board. I keep going back to this, but the e-mail I got about a comment I said saying I was surprised that Jaydan Bird had transferred to Conway Springs from Andover Central. I explained that all that meant was here he was going to be a senior and he was transferring to a new school. That’s it.
I currently have a coach who I have known for my entire tenure here, who has returned every phone call I’ve ever left for him, who is always kind to me –Â but he has ignored my past three phone calls, even though they’ve been about former players of his, and he blew me off at state track last weekend. And the reason that I hear? Because I didn’t take something off the blog that I guess he didn’t like. If you all have noticed, I don’t delete anything. Yet this coach is mad at me about what other people said. Well, there’s not much I can do about it. I’m still the same person.
We’ve had similar situations on this blog with people taking things out of context, with people getting huffy over slights — imagined or not. The current one is concerning all-league softball. I really have not had a problem with the comments posted recently. And I really believe this dad came out and said he disagreed, made sure that he pointed out that there was nothing wrong with the girl who got the all-league selection.
I just didn’t have a problem with it. Yet he has gotten bashed. Seriously, is there no room for someone to have an opinion? It’s OK to disagree with All-League, All-Metro. Really. Don’t like how I picked All-Metro softball, bring it on. I don’t care as long as we’re not getting person and reaming the kids. He did not do it.
I like the discussion, I do. It’s what keeps this blog viable — and fun. But just remember that we don’t have to be so super sensitive. You all are great and I even felt like the discussions against the dad weren’t blatantly evil. Just keep it clean and try to be kind. My God, I sound like a mom. But I do love this blog and I don’t want to lose anyone.
Hey, I’ve already lost a coach/friend over this blog. What’re ya gonna do.