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By ballcoach15
#541352 LU signed 2 players to LOIs, for 2018-2019.

Kara Canetto, outfielder from Sylvania, GA. She is a speedster.

Denay Griffin, shortstop from San Antonio, TX, a power hitter.
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By Cider Jim
#549154 Article in today's paper about a local high school lefty committing to pitch for LU: Amherst's Braelyn Cooper has a 0.98 ERA and 6 wins this year.

“As a power lefty, Braelyn will be a strong addition to the pitching staff,” LU coach Dot Richardson said via a release from the university. “We are excited about the element she will bring to the program. She is a true competitor with a strong mindset to take charge while in the circle.”


http://www.newsadvance.com/sports/high_ ... dbc03.html
By flamehunter
#549155
Cider Jim wrote:Article in today's paper about a local high school lefty committing to pitch for LU: Amherst's Braelyn Cooper has a 0.98 ERA and 6 wins this year.

“As a power lefty, Braelyn will be a strong addition to the pitching staff,” LU coach Dot Richardson said via a release from the university. “We are excited about the element she will bring to the program. She is a true competitor with a strong mindset to take charge while in the circle.”


http://www.newsadvance.com/sports/high_ ... dbc03.html


She pitched a 2-hit shutout last night against Brookville, the perennial Seminole District champs and usually the best team in the region.
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By Cider Jim
#549243 Didn't the Amherst pitcher give a verbal commitment in like 8th or 9th grade to play for LU?
By ballcoach15
#551568 I went to the Amherst @ Jefferson Forest game yesterday to watch the Amherst pitcher who has signed with Liberty. When in South Carolina last week, I met the outielder from Georgia who has signed with LU.

"My sights are pointed toward the Fall Schedule"
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By Cider Jim
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ballcoach15 wrote:I went to the Amherst @ Jefferson Forest game yesterday to watch the Amherst pitcher who has signed with Liberty.

Ballcoach, did she pitch yesterday? If so, how did she do? :dontgetit
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By Class of 20Something
#551574 Just as a 3rd party observer here. Do parents usually do well with older, non university affiliated men talking to their underage daughters?
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By prototype
#551575
Class of 20Something wrote:Just as a 3rd party observer here. Do parents usually do well with older, non university affiliated men talking to their underage daughters?


Come on... It's pretty normal for a player or family who has signed with us, to see someone in a Liberty shirt and make general conversation. That's the problem with the world now - everyone feels it's weird to communicate anymore or it's go t to be dirty. And - you must of never seen BallCoach before - he's looks very safe and friendly -
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By Class of 20Something
#551576 Well, part of why I asked was genuine ignorance. I have never gone to watch an incoming student while they were in high school. I wasn't asking in an accusatory manner. I just know I have a 17 month old that I adore and would do anything to protect.
By ballcoach15
#551578 That might have been the dumbest question ever asked. I don't think a CNN reporter could ask one of White House press secretary more dumber. For the record I was introduced to the girl from Georgia by s LU staff member. As for yesterday's game, I went to game, sit in bleachers and watched game, never saying anything to anyone in the park.
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By Class of 20Something
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ballcoach15 wrote:That might have been the dumbest question ever asked. I don't think a CNN reporter could ask one of White House press secretary more dumber. For the record I was introduced to the girl from Georgia by s LU staff member. As for yesterday's game, I went to game, sit in bleachers and watched game, never saying anything to anyone in the park.


That's pretty offensive considering the "source."
By ballcoach15
#551585 Going to watch a recruit play while still in high school, is fairly common. I have done it for softball, baseball , basketball and football.
I know a guy who will not go to a high school game, unless a UVA recruit is playing.
By flamehunter
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Class of 20Something wrote:Well, part of why I asked was genuine ignorance. I have never gone to watch an incoming student while they were in high school. I wasn't asking in an accusatory manner. I just know I have a 17 month old that I adore and would do anything to protect.

That sums it up pretty well I think.
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By Class of 20Something
#551588
flamehunter wrote:
Class of 20Something wrote:Well, part of why I asked was genuine ignorance. I have never gone to watch an incoming student while they were in high school. I wasn't asking in an accusatory manner. I just know I have a 17 month old that I adore and would do anything to protect.

That sums it up pretty well I think.


There is a distinction between being unaware/ uninformed vs willfully avoiding facts. Chastising someone for trying to learn if far worse than not knowing.
By flamehunter
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Class of 20Something wrote:
flamehunter wrote:
Class of 20Something wrote:Well, part of why I asked was genuine ignorance. I have never gone to watch an incoming student while they were in high school. I wasn't asking in an accusatory manner. I just know I have a 17 month old that I adore and would do anything to protect.

That sums it up pretty well I think.


There is a distinction between being unaware/ uninformed vs willfully avoiding facts. Chastising someone for trying to learn if far worse than not knowing.

The only chastising I would give you is to think before you ask something like that. The implication toward ballcoach was pretty clear and while ballcoach deserves some of the ribbing he gets on here, that was crossing the line. I don't condemn asking questions to learn but I believe your question was dual purpose at best.
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By Class of 20Something
#551590 Your assumption about my motives was wrong. Clear and plain. I'm not sure what else I could have included to prove that in my original question.
By flamehunter
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Class of 20Something wrote:Your assumption about my motives was wrong. Clear and plain. I'm not sure what else I could have included to prove that in my original question.

Then I go back to saying that you need to think before you type something like that. Context leads everyone who reads this regularly to believe that was a slam on ballcoach for what some would call creepy behavior. Ballcoach is a softball addict, I think that is clear. More power to him and that does not warrant innuendo like what is perceived in your question. Think about what you mean to say and put it in the proper context. Your excuse about protecting your own child implies to me that you do view his or someone like him attending a HS game of a recruit as a threat. You may have had only honest intentions, but THINK before you type, man.
By ballcoach15
#551594 For the record, I met the player's mother at a game during the "fall season". She told me her daughter has committed to Liberty and invited me to come and watch a game. Yesterday was the first opportunity I had to go watch.
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By Class of 20Something
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flamehunter wrote:
Class of 20Something wrote:Your assumption about my motives was wrong. Clear and plain. I'm not sure what else I could have included to prove that in my original question.

Then I go back to saying that you need to think before you type something like that. Context leads everyone who reads this regularly to believe that was a slam on ballcoach for what some would call creepy behavior. Ballcoach is a softball addict, I think that is clear. More power to him and that does not warrant innuendo like what is perceived in your question. Think about what you mean to say and put it in the proper context. Your excuse about protecting your own child implies to me that you do view his or someone like him attending a HS game of a recruit as a threat. You may have had only honest intentions, but THINK before you type, man.


I love ballcoach's passion for the game and for Liberty athletics. I share his obsessive fandom but with football. I'm not knocking that at all. I asked a question about how parents respond to a stranger talking to their daughter. You want a controversial question? I can write one of those right up. I didn't imply that ballcoach is a threat. I only implied that he is unknown. Has no one here ever heard of stranger danger?

I am still open to suggestions as to how to better ask that question without everyone drawing an incorrect conclusion.
By flamehunter
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Class of 20Something wrote:
flamehunter wrote:
Class of 20Something wrote:Your assumption about my motives was wrong. Clear and plain. I'm not sure what else I could have included to prove that in my original question.

Then I go back to saying that you need to think before you type something like that. Context leads everyone who reads this regularly to believe that was a slam on ballcoach for what some would call creepy behavior. Ballcoach is a softball addict, I think that is clear. More power to him and that does not warrant innuendo like what is perceived in your question. Think about what you mean to say and put it in the proper context. Your excuse about protecting your own child implies to me that you do view his or someone like him attending a HS game of a recruit as a threat. You may have had only honest intentions, but THINK before you type, man.


I love ballcoach's passion for the game and for Liberty athletics. I share his obsessive fandom but with football. I'm not knocking that at all. I asked a question about how parents respond to a stranger talking to their daughter. You want a controversial question? I can write one of those right up. I didn't imply that ballcoach is a threat. I only implied that he is unknown. Has no one here ever heard of stranger danger?

I am still open to suggestions as to how to better ask that question without everyone drawing an incorrect conclusion.

Simple. Start a different thread, give a hypothetical scenario involving your own daughter or a made up kid and make it as generic as possible. Choose girl's soccer instead or another sport. Posing that question right after ballcoach told about his visit leads to a pretty obvious conclusion.
By JK37
#551605 Someone peed in Flamehunter’s cereal today.

I understand the query from someone who honestly doesn’t know. First inclination was probably something like, “I’d never think of doing that.” Follow-up is, “is that normal?” or “Does that happen a lot?”....because, “maybe I would go watch a football player.”

It could have been insinuation of the creepy by Class, but he clearly said that wasn’t his intent. If he says so, just drop it. Why so defensive, hunter?
By ballcoach15
#551606 there's a simple way to ask the original question, but before I say it, I have a question for 20 something.

Have u ever been to a college softball game ?
By ballcoach15
#551607 [i] there's a simple way to ask the original question, but before I say it, I have a question for 20 something.

Have u ever been to a college softball game ?
By flamehunter
#551615
JK37 wrote:Someone peed in Flamehunter’s cereal today.

I understand the query from someone who honestly doesn’t know. First inclination was probably something like, “I’d never think of doing that.” Follow-up is, “is that normal?” or “Does that happen a lot?”....because, “maybe I would go watch a football player.”

It could have been insinuation of the creepy by Class, but he clearly said that wasn’t his intent. If he says so, just drop it. Why so defensive, hunter?


I don't eat cereal thanks. Not defensive, just called it like I saw it. Sorry if I stepped on toes but I can't stand calling someone's character into question either through intent or just careless verbiage. Also, sorry for taking this thread way off topic.
20something- I'll take you at your word.
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By Cider Jim
#551621 Ballcoach was a career military policeman in the U.S. Army and even sings in the TRBC choir. He's about the most loyal and trustworthy Christian I know.
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By Class of 20Something
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ballcoach15 wrote:[i] there's a simple way to ask the original question, but before I say it, I have a question for 20 something.

Have u ever been to a college softball game ?


I have neither been to a high school nor collegiate softball game.
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By Purple Haize
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Cider Jim wrote:Ballcoach was a career military policeman in the U.S. Army and even sings in the TRBC choir. He's about the most loyal and trustworthy Christian I know.


Catholic Priests were seen as pretty trustworthy
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By Class of 20Something
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Cider Jim wrote:Ballcoach was a career military policeman in the U.S. Army and even sings in the TRBC choir. He's about the most loyal and trustworthy Christian I know.


I'm certain that is all true. I don't doubt his character at all. I was simply asking if the parents are usually okay with his presence and is it considered normal. We can know his character, but until an introduction is made, he is a stranger.

My initial thoughts would be to think that is an unusual situation. But rather than just believe that, I chose to ask the person in that situation. I don't know how I'd react as the parent.
By thepostman
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Purple Haize wrote:
Cider Jim wrote:Ballcoach was a career military policeman in the U.S. Army and even sings in the TRBC choir. He's about the most loyal and trustworthy Christian I know.


Catholic Priests were seen as pretty trustworthy


You're crossing the line with that joke PH!!!!!

What is happening to this place???
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By Purple Haize
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thepostman wrote:
Purple Haize wrote:
Cider Jim wrote:Ballcoach was a career military policeman in the U.S. Army and even sings in the TRBC choir. He's about the most loyal and trustworthy Christian I know.


Catholic Priests were seen as pretty trustworthy


You're crossing the line with that joke PH!!!!!

What is happening to this place???


I’m just pointing out that Ciders criteria isn’t very strong.
I’m sure ballcoach has no nefarious intentions but in this day and age it’s a little creepy for older guys to be mainly hanging around HS and College Women’s sports. One thing if they have a connection another if they don’t.
Again, I have no concern over ballcoach
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By Purple Haize
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thepostman wrote:No. You're just a jerk! :)


Well, yes but what does that have to do with my post? :lol: 8)
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By Cider Jim
#551636 Purple is the same guy who likes to joke about the Marshall plane crash that took 75 lives, so no topic is off limits with his "humor." :frustrated
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By Purple Haize
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Cider Jim wrote:Purple is the same guy who likes to joke about the Marshall plane crash that took 75 lives, so no topic is off limits with his "humor." :frustrated


I don’t recall joking about that but I remember you saying I did. But you are right. Few sacred cows for me!
By ballcoach15
#551639 Other than player's parents, most "loyal" college softball fans are older adults. When you see SEC attendance figures of 2,000-3,000 at a game, it isn't 3,000 students, the majority are older adults.

20 Something, since you have never been to a college softball game, I suggest that come next season, you go to several. Learn the game and the atmosphere surrounding college softball.
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By Purple Haize
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ballcoach15 wrote:Other than player's parents, most "loyal" college softball fans are older adults. When you see SEC attendance figures of 2,000-3,000 at a game, it isn't 3,000 students, the majority are older adults.

20 Something, since you have never been to a college softball game, I suggest that come next season, you go to several. Learn the game and the atmosphere surrounding college softball.


20 has a legitimate question. You are obviously a huge LU Softball fan so going to an LU softball game is not a big deal. You are also a huge college softball fan so going to a college softball game is t that big a deal. You live in Gretna. Going to a Gretna HS Softball game is t that big of a deal But I can absolutely see how someone would question why an older guy spends time going to random sporting events that young girls participate in where they have no real tie in. JK goes to HS girls basketball games as part of his job. Being from Gretna and going to say, an Amherst. Heritage softball game would be odd
Again, nor questioning your motives at all. But totally understand where 20’s questions come from. It’s an unfortunate fact of life nowadays
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By Class of 20Something
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ballcoach15 wrote:Other than player's parents, most "loyal" college softball fans are older adults. When you see SEC attendance figures of 2,000-3,000 at a game, it isn't 3,000 students, the majority are older adults.

20 Something, since you have never been to a college softball game, I suggest that come next season, you go to several. Learn the game and the atmosphere surrounding college softball.


I have definitely enjoyed watching the last few weeks of this season on TV. I might let you coach me up on it.
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By Purple Haize
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ballcoach15 wrote:It's evident that you don't know much about softball. (high school or college)


It has nothing to do with softball
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By alabama24
#551650 Here is the sad truth: We should not have to worry about "creepy old men" going to girls games... but we do. It is sad that good people (like Ballcoach) have their intentions questioned... but they will.
By JK37
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Purple Haize wrote: JK goes to HS girls basketball games as part of his job.


Worst part of my job. :D
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By Purple Haize
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JK37 wrote:
Purple Haize wrote: JK goes to HS girls basketball games as part of his job.


Worst part of my job. :D


Yeah but some of the coaches make it entertaining
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By Purple Haize
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alabama24 wrote:Here is the sad truth: We should not have to worry about "creepy old men" going to girls games... but we do. It is sad that good people (like Ballcoach) have their intentions questioned... but they will.


I don’t think anyone here has.
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By alabama24
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Purple Haize wrote:
alabama24 wrote:Here is the sad truth: We should not have to worry about "creepy old men" going to girls games... but we do. It is sad that good people (like Ballcoach) have their intentions questioned... but they will.


I don’t think anyone here has.


I didn't say it had! lol :lol: The post that started it all:
Class of 20Something wrote:Just as a 3rd party observer here. Do parents usually do well with older, non university affiliated men talking to their underage daughters?


Class of 20Something's motives for posting can be interpreted in many ways. Simply taken at face value, the question is asking "Do parents get nervous under those conditions."

In today's wicked culture, parents are right to be concerned... but it is a sad state that they need to be so.