Take care of your fields

Saturday, as I walked past our local school ball fields, I observed baseball coaches throwing soft-toss to their players who were hitting into the school fencing. Not only is this bad for the league-supplied balls, but it is extremely damaging to the fences. Most sections of the chain-link were curled at the bottom from the balls hitting them. This also presents a safety issue as a player running after a foul ball could potentially land on that upturned fence, with disastrous consequences. An inexpensive pop-up net can be purchased to eliminate this issue. They are fast and easy to set up and break down, and store in the trunk of a car. It is important that our coaches treat the fields they are using with respect.