Saturday, July 28, 2007

Play, Kyle, Play!

When I first heard of the bone-headed move by the Eastern Region Little League office to remove third baseman Kyle Lacy from the South Vineland All-Star team due to an error on their part, I was outraged. How can an organization punish a 12-year old for something that was no fault of his own or that of the South Vineland Little League?

An appeal was filed and after the case was reviewed, I am happy to report that Easter Region Little League has reinstated Kyle in time for the game on Friday, July 27.

While common sense ultimately prevailed in this case, you have to wonder if cases similar to Kyle's are being handled by the Eastern Region Little League? I understand that more egregious cases of deception were processed in the past, but a situation such as Kyle's was clearly a no-brainer.

You also have to wonder if any of these league officials have kids of their own. What if one their kids was caught in a situation similar to Kyle's. I think we can all answer that question...

Play, Kyle, play!

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Should A-Rod Stay With The Yankees?

I'm sure most of you have already seen or heard about Cynthia Rodriguez, wife of Alex Rodriguez, wearing an inappropriate shirt in the stands at Yankee Stadium a couple of weeks ago. This kind of behavior is obviously unacceptable, and she should have been made to change her shirt, put another shirt over it, or more appropriately, have her escorted out of the stadium. I shouldn't matter that she is A-Rod's wife. Did she really think making this profound statement in front of our children was a good idea?

The question is, should A-Rod stay with the Yankees? When Kris Benson was with the Mets, his very outspoken and flamboyant wife, Anna, was seemingly the reason the Mets traded him to the Orioles after the 2005 season. I personally thought it was a good move especially upon reading that Anna wore a low cut, red Santa outfit to a Mets holiday party. We certainly don't need that kind of trash representing our New York baseball teams.

What do you think?