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    CBSA - Chesterfield, MO
  1. I know what you mean but on this field and this age and skill level...? Stress is the last thing that would be showing up.
  2. Nice! Great idea. Keeps out the Riff Raff too.
  3. Nice! I've done a few games at Ballwin and my kids played quite a few games there as well.
  4. No offense taken... Not sure how it would complicate the relationship with coaches but I've had several conversations with coaches as teams are switching over for the next game and they have all been cordial and good natured. Fall Ball here is very low key and relaxed and all the games are treated as scrimmages. For the most part everyone is out getting used to the new dimensions and rules for their age group. It's a very nice atmosphere. Regular season...? Now that's a different story.
  5. Yeah.. I know.. I know... It was pretty far down the line. This was 10u so not much of a chance of getting a ball down there but even if it did, they could get to the ball pretty easily. And besides, it's Fall Ball, the games don't even count.
  6. New complex? We've been here for at least 15+ years.
  7. Chesterfield - CBSA
  8. When I have 4 or more games on the same field, I set up camp down the 3rd or 1st base line. Whatever is closest to my car.
  9. OK... thanks. They probably aren't going to hear you because of all the commotion due to the hit so are you doing it in a "normal" voice or in your "selling the call" voice.
  10. I know it's a live ball but do you "yell it out" when it happens or wait until all the action is done and then announce it? Thanks
  11. Watch out for those catchers that try and fake you out by their tricky use of framing. I had a little guy the other day who would frame it no matter where it was and after one particularly egregious framing job I quietly asked him "are you trying to trick me?" He looks up at me with a sly little grin and says "maybe" See this video for framing info.
  12. We get paid by the strike right?
  13. Hey you just get to use it twice as long before having to wash it. 1 day right side out then the next day inside out. Saves time and money. Same goes for underwear but you can go 4 days on those... But I'll let you figure out how that works out yourself.
  14. "It's not about you." One of these days I going to call time, walk over to the Coach and ask him exactly what does that mean that?
  15. So what would the guidelines be? After a second "warning / reminder"?