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|Feb. 23, 2009|
|Topic: General and miscellaneous|
Discussion: Was it stupidity or lack of moral values??
I am the coach of the Team from New Mexico. I'm responding to partial info. As always its best to hear both sides of an issue. The gentlemen who lost his cool and glove failed to mention we were in the second inning of a heated ballgame at 2:00pm Sunday afternoon when he first entered our dugout. We were in the field. So when we came in to bat I asked the players if anyone found a glove. The player who had found it was not in the dugout. I tried to help the man locate his glove. Sometimes when you create a situation it is easier to get help with the use of kindness - not ATTITUDE. I did understand that he very upset about leaving a Miken bat behind recently, after a game and not able to locate it. So I did continue to look for the glove in other less obvious places. The suggestion that a player from his team may have picked it up sent him back out to the parking lot. The second time he returned I asked again. At my left the player who had the glove imediately said I found the glove at the end of the bench and returned it. The glove was in his bag. Do I think our player did something wrong - probally not. Did I lose respect for the guy who couldn't keep control of his equipment and his temper, you bet I did. With the display and language used in an area where women and children were present. I would ask are you a person of value. But I wouldn't go on to say his whole team is arrogant and out of control. With that being said the later apology is appreciated and we had dicussed in the future any items found will be handed over to the director or staff as soon as possible. We are sorry for any inconvience we may have caused.
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