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Squawk of the Day - Feb. 7, 2013

"Who is responsible for the verbal abuse and late school nights for the 5-10-year-olds playing Little League baseball? Is this program run by the recreation department? I heard it last night from 6-8 p.m. at the 8th Avenue ball field"

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Sherwood_Eagle_Alum 1 year, 2 months ago

If the parents think it's too late for their kids to be up then let them deal with it. What kind of verbal abuse are you talking about?

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fcarroll 1 year, 2 months ago

I have 3 grandchildren playing baseball and softball. They started out playing T-ball they are ages 16-13- and 4 and i have never heard verbal abuse and any fowl language heard is sent off the field and off the park in some occasions. These kids are taught how to be team players that they take with them throughout life. 8 p.m. is not too late for kids to be in a structured setting. They could be on the streets causing worse problems that making happy noises that apparently bothered whom ever wrote the squawk.

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bubbasmithredneck 1 year, 2 months ago

In Lee County, you can hear it all the time at little league games. Its common. Buster Posey even heard it when he was a kid.....Not saying its right, but Buster turned out ok.....

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Sherwood_Eagle_Alum 1 year, 2 months ago

Ha Ha, how many little league baseball games have you attended in Lee County, bsr?

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VSU 1 year, 2 months ago

Good question Sherwood. Ha Ha

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bubbasmithredneck 1 year, 2 months ago

Plenty!!!! They are a lot of fun...I love it....(with all the cuss words that go with it)

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bigbob 1 year, 2 months ago

Sounds like someones child don't get enough playing time.

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society909 1 year, 2 months ago

Some people will cry about anything

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alleebrin 1 year, 2 months ago

Anything to get the kids out of the parents' hair! Don't get me started on how unfit most parents are these days!

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snakedr 1 year, 2 months ago

yeah but Buster had rich parents it didnt matter to him he knew he had it made in the shade..

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Landofthefree 1 year, 2 months ago

this has to be the asinine statement ever. Rich parents and talent, hummm, I don't see the relevance.

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VSU 1 year, 2 months ago

Just because someone has rich parents, doesn't guarantee they will become great athletes. Posey did it out of hard work. Using your logic a person growing up in the gutter would not have a chance to play professional sports, but we also know that is not true as many athletes grew up in poor neighborhoods, but they worked their way out of that situation with hard work at their game and made it big.

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Landofthefree 1 year, 2 months ago

This one has to be the best squawk in along time. I coach, not at 8th ave but, bigbob is on to something. The problem with little league baseball is that the kids absolutely love it and it is the biggest burden, inconvenience to the parents. So they complain, we can't play on Saturday, we can't play past 8, why do we have to play on Friday. Dear parents, if you can't go party with YOU'RE friends because your kid has to be a team player, well don't sign them up and watch them become fat, lazy, video game players.

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chinaberry25 1 year, 2 months ago

I was cussed out by a Lee Co. baseball coach who use to live next door to me. His sorry boys left 50 baseballs in my yard for over a week. On trash day I picked them up and threw them out. I should have gone over and told them about it. It does not work that way, so trash day I picked them up and threw them away. He cussed me up and down. Thankfully he moved and I told him I would have him arrested if he came into my yard again cussing. I know he does it to those middle schoolers and he works at WGL in Albany

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agirl_25 1 year, 2 months ago

If they were in your yard for a week I would assume the boys no longer wanted them, wouldn't you? I don't blame you for tossing them out. I don't think I would have waited a week tho. From the sound of the situation those were probably the only balls he owned... and now he has none. As Martha Stewart would say....."That is a good thing."

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Bulldawg 1 year, 2 months ago

The is always the Upward program through Sherwood Baptist Church. I doubt you will have any profanity issues at Sherwood. Just a thought.

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WTFwtf 1 year, 2 months ago

Yeah everyone knows people assoc with sbc have never cursed and r generally one step closer to heavan than the rest of us. Look up the stories about how the hotels next to big baptist conventions are routinely stripped of anything that isnt nailed down, that will give u some insight into their general hypocracy

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Bulldawg 1 year, 2 months ago

WTF are you talking about WTF? So I guess you are saying that only Baptist convention members take things? Oh, that's brilliant. I guess all of the other denominations are lilly white. Who is being the hypocrite now? By the way, you need to think of a better screen name than WTF because it's just stupid.

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VSU 1 year, 2 months ago

What about ASU that protested to keep that man from opening a liquor store because it was too close to ASU (So they say) So don't go blaming churches for not wanting hotels next to their church.

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VSU 1 year, 2 months ago

Everything is a good point to you if the point has no logic. Right Bubba? Ha Ha Ha

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Bulldawg 1 year, 2 months ago

I didn't figure you for a church going man Bubba. I guess you stopped posting under "bigheavychevy" huh.

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FryarTuk 1 year, 2 months ago

I remember at the end of my freshman year at Emory I signed up with the Methodist (now United) South Georgia Conference Youth Director Dave Hansen at St. Simons Island to participate as a summer activities organizer. I was sent to Remerton, GA outside of Valdosta to work with the kids from the cotton mill houses. What an experience! We had a week’s training with the legendary Rev. Sammy Clark at Epworth by the Sea, a sanctified ground. I was glad to have a job for $500 for 8 weeks. A widow rented me a room for $35 a month (no alcohol) and I was prepared for a different summer as I was raised under the lash with farming chores and then family work. By the time I was in my second week at Remerton I would have preferred plowing behind a team of blind mules. The kids were absolutely enjoyable, lower class knit heads who ”cussed” like sailors and smoked unfiltered cigarettes, spit through their front teeth and wore ducktail hair styles with a crew cut on top. I know they had far more social experience than me but I never let them know it (I think). This was at least 50 years ago. The bane of my experience was a Methodist preacher assigned to Remerton Church, who I am sure meant well, but was a goody two shoes that stuck out like a sore thumb. He complained continuously to my supervisor that I used inappropriate and crude language and set a bad example. My ego was shot to hell and I was told he complained my directives to the kids such as "hey, knock it off and set down" “you want a knuckle sandwich” offended his ecclesiastical sensibilities. I tried to explain to the fellow whose name was Rudolf that these kids were not going to hear words like “please be quiet and let me speak.” “Nonsense,” he said ' let me talk to them. " It was a riot. By the time the kids were through with him he was trading in his collar for a toga. I laughed my fanny off and so did the kids. Frankly, it was an epiphany because the little _hits liked me because in my own vernacular I was one of them and with Rudolf’s unintended intervention the kids of Remerton and I bonded and my summer turned out fine.
Leave the kids alone. Leave the adults alone. If they are using names that reflect on their mothers call the cops. Otherwise, get a life. Read Mark Twain his work on American youth is just astounding. We’ve produced the best kids the universe has ever known.

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agirl_25 1 year, 2 months ago

Haha..love it Fryer...I still have to laugh every time I think back to the early 2000's when my friends and I used to listen to the cell phone calls on my Bearcat scanner and hear some of Albany and DoCo and the surrounding counties finest talking. Some of the conversations were priceless and we still laugh so hard when we get together for lunch and to talk about old times that sweet tea comes out our noses. Weren't the old times the best times and some of funniest and weren't some of the biggest goody two shoes the worst? I remember bankers who used to have to go to "meetings" wink wink and would arrange to meet their sweeties at the (I think it was the Holiday Inn back then by the Albany Mall). There were the felllas who would be going to Sam's to pick up office supplies and the "friend" who would be meeting them in Albany wink wink. The Holiday Inn got a workout back then. OMG the tales we could tell ....hahahaah.... My friend and I are in the process of compiling a small book of short stories about some of the funny things that went on. Of course the book will be fiction (wink) and we have a friend who is a screenwriter and he is encouraging us. He thinks some of the stories are hilarious and you know what they say....truth is stranger than fiction... You sound like me Fryer, you enjoy life....good for you. Don't ever stop.......

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Molehill 1 year, 2 months ago

Many churches are dying for this very reason. They want the kids to come but they really do not want to reach out to them. Thus we lose our youth and end up with ableak future. Kudos 2u

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Molehill 1 year, 2 months ago

WOW I was at 8th Ave. ballpark last night and I didn't hear any verbal abuse. My son drags me to 8th Ave 3 nights a week, weekends and more if he could. We live in a competitive world, where those who lack ambition to succeed end up America's dependents. If you really wanted to know if the rec center ran the park you would have called them. Rather than squawking, why not visit the park and talk like civilized people do. Simply unbelievable, Albany hardly has any affordable and safe environments to send our kids for physical activities and you choose to complain. Neither parents nor players are complaining so why are you?

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