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Old 02-11-2018, 11:29 AM   #51
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7-8 year olds don't have much of an attention span anyway, much less when there cold. Parents gonna be sitting in there vehicles thinking Dang,I wish they'd hurry up.
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Old 02-11-2018, 11:29 AM   #52
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Thanks for providing back up to my point. lol
Lol. I meant ďyesĒ!!!
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Old 02-11-2018, 11:29 AM   #53
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7-8 year olds don't have much of an attention span anyway, much less when there cold. Parents gonna be sitting in there vehicles thinking Dang,I wish they'd hurry up.
Yep and 2 hour practice! They are serious! lol
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Old 02-11-2018, 11:31 AM   #54
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Just say the practice isn't mandatory and let all parents know it is more of a meet and greet type of practice.
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Old 02-11-2018, 11:31 AM   #55
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At 7 years old it's not like you are keeping anyone from being a pro next year. It's for fun. Playing in this crap isn't fun.
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Old 02-11-2018, 11:32 AM   #56
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I guess because it's organized, required or ****gasp**** baseball it's bad?

Kids go sledding in the snow for hours, ski, ice skate, play hockey, etc..... for hours on end in much harsher conditions. I get that some of you have dug your heals in to the point of no going back but the argument that kids playing a sport for a couple of hours in the cold is more harmful than sitting on their but at home playing x-box is crazy.

Make it fun, read the kids and cut it off when they stop having fun. It's kids playing a game in the cold weather, they will survive and might even have fun
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Old 02-11-2018, 11:32 AM   #57
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At 7 years old it's not like you are keeping anyone from being a pro next year. It's for fun. Playing in this crap isn't fun.
7 year old baseball is serious business! Havent you read all the "select" baseball posts!
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Old 02-11-2018, 11:34 AM   #58
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Hell really I don't give a ****... Do what you want... not worth arguing over..
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Old 02-11-2018, 11:35 AM   #59
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Hell really I don't give a ****... Do what you want... not worth arguing over..
You find another cottonseed feeder?
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Old 02-11-2018, 11:35 AM   #60
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Go for it. I guarantee all the kids want to go play.

You will also get a good read on the parents who are willing to take them to play when the weather is a lil sketchy.
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Old 02-11-2018, 11:40 AM   #61
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Well, y'all have proven once again that we'll argue about anything around here 😂
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Old 02-11-2018, 11:43 AM   #62
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Well, y'all have proven once again that we'll argue about anything around here ��
Long way to bow season
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Old 02-11-2018, 11:46 AM   #63
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You find another cottonseed feeder?

Yes....now I just have to figure out how to fill it without making two trips..
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Old 02-11-2018, 11:47 AM   #64
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Yes....now I just have to figure out how to fill it without making two trips..
Couple pieces of plywood on sides or pickup or your trailer?
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Old 02-11-2018, 11:49 AM   #65
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when I was a kid I loved playing in cool weather. I would not call 43 cold
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Old 02-11-2018, 11:50 AM   #66
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Yes....now I just have to figure out how to fill it without making two trips..
That could be a tough one.
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Old 02-11-2018, 11:52 AM   #67
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I think it's fine to have practice.
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Old 02-11-2018, 12:28 PM   #68
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when I was a kid I loved playing in cool weather. I would not call 43 cold
Yeah but you are just hard core. Maybe a little crazy at that.
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Old 02-11-2018, 12:43 PM   #69
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That could be a tough one.

I am picturing the Clampets and or maybe Dumb and Dumber in their Mutt

Kutts mobile..



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Old 02-11-2018, 12:44 PM   #70
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What are you talking about? Thatís beautiful weather!!!!! Come play ball up here in Amarillo.
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Old 02-11-2018, 12:51 PM   #71
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Tell parents not to leave and discuss expectations for practice behavior with the kids and then run a few laps with them. Adjourn
I'm leaning this way. Let em play pitch a little bit, get some antsiness out of their system then let em go.

That's the reason I never really enjoyed baseball season as a kid, too many practices cancelled because of weather.
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Old 02-11-2018, 12:57 PM   #72
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If it were a scheduled game would the game be canceled?

No matter what you decide, half the parents will complain.
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Old 02-11-2018, 12:58 PM   #73
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No! Cold weather doesnít give people flu or a cold. Get their snowflake asses out there.
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Old 02-11-2018, 12:59 PM   #74
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I mean, one of these kids is likely the next Mike Trout and every practice counts.
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Old 02-11-2018, 01:02 PM   #75
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We don't practice on Sunday ever 7/8 yr old ain't missin nothin today.


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Old 02-11-2018, 01:06 PM   #76
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Baseball is soppesed to be FUN! Thatís not fun itís not about being tough.
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Old 02-11-2018, 01:09 PM   #77
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If it were a scheduled game would the game be canceled?

No matter what you decide, half the parents will complain.
This sums it up perfectly.
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Old 02-11-2018, 01:10 PM   #78
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14 years old or older, maybe. No way in Hell iím trying to practice kids that age in this weather.

You will accomplish zero.

Have a meet the coach @ Ci Ciís pizza or something..


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Old 02-11-2018, 01:11 PM   #79
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I’m not sure where you are, but it is February... you’d be hard pressed to find a warm day to practice on in my neck of the woods, this time of year. Get them out there and practice.
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Old 02-11-2018, 01:17 PM   #80
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Just started sleeting. Practice canceled. You boys have fun.
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Old 02-11-2018, 01:18 PM   #81
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Yes - wind chill in the mid 30’s is too cold to have 7-8 yr olds practicing baseball. Our school district does not allow students to go outside if the windchill is below 40 degrees. Plenty of other days to practice without puting the kids at a higher risk of getting sick than needed.
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Old 02-11-2018, 01:25 PM   #82
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I don't know that I would have practice and it doesn't have anything to do with sickness or anything else mentioned above. I probably wouldn't waste the time as I don't know how productive it would be. If I thought it would be productive I would do it in a heart beat.
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Old 02-11-2018, 01:33 PM   #83
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This sums it up perfectly.
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Old 02-11-2018, 01:53 PM   #84
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Hey stop it. What I did when I was 8 yrs old is completely different than what I do now. If it is below 58-60 no way am I playing golf.


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Old 02-11-2018, 01:55 PM   #85
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You're crazy for scheduling practice on a Sunday!

That being said a sunny calm day in the 40's is different than a blustery overcast wet day in the 40's. Do what you think is best. Like someone else said, half will be glad and half will be mad!
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Old 02-11-2018, 02:02 PM   #86
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Tey'll be fine....I'm glad we aren't practicing today though. I can't imagine you'll get much done though, and I guarantee you won't in the 2nd hour.

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Old 02-11-2018, 02:21 PM   #87
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No! Cold weather doesnít give people flu or a cold. Get their snowflake asses out there.
Finally someone gets it. Cold donít make you sick.
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Old 02-11-2018, 02:22 PM   #88
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Finally someone gets it. Cold don’t make you sick.

Did you read farther down before you replied...?
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Old 02-11-2018, 02:33 PM   #89
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According to some on this thread ... eskimos are extinct.

Our team's 7u boys played tournament games till 8:30 last night and are just now taking the field today for brackets.

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Old 02-11-2018, 02:34 PM   #90
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Old 02-11-2018, 02:35 PM   #91
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Cold weather doesn't give you the flu but it sure can affect the immune system and the respiratory system ....and if you are exposed to the virus, make you more susceptible. I just had a long conversation with my doctor about it two weeks ago at a checkup. His words not mine.
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Old 02-11-2018, 02:38 PM   #92
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Cancel it. They'll be miserable, parents will be miserable and you'll be miserable. But who am I to talk. It's sleeting and we just pulled up to the 4h shotgun practice.
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Old 02-11-2018, 02:41 PM   #93
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No! Cold weather doesnít give people flu or a cold. Get their snowflake asses out there.
Actually it does, when the body is cold it diverts nutrients through blood flow to keep the body warm, this has an adverse effect on the bodyís immune system and thus its ability to fight off infection
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Old 02-11-2018, 03:07 PM   #94
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According to some on this thread ... eskimos are extinct.

Our team's 7u boys played tournament games till 8:30 last night and are just now taking the field today for brackets.




It can't be that cold, there are palm trees
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Old 02-11-2018, 03:12 PM   #95
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Kids probably be ok , me not so much.
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Old 02-11-2018, 03:13 PM   #96
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No! Cold weather doesnít give people flu or a cold. Get their snowflake asses out there.
True, but the sick ones start snotting/sneezing/coughing all over the place and touching other kids, so not so true :-)
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Old 02-11-2018, 03:17 PM   #97
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I'm amazed that the old wives tale of cold weather causing sickness is still so pervasive.
Cold weather makes you snot more and if a person is sick, well.... makes sense that the wives tale is still alive and well.
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Old 02-11-2018, 03:22 PM   #98
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Man, do kids up north just stay indoors 4 months every year? Does kids ski school kill thousands every year and I just didn't hear about it? Apparently, children getting exercise in groups at temps below 50 is fatal and and here I had no idea
It was 70 degrees two days ago, so you can't compare north to south. With that said, yes our kids would be out but they are used to the temps. I coached hockey, football, baseball and soccer up north.
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Old 02-11-2018, 03:26 PM   #99
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Just say the practice isn't mandatory and let all parents know it is more of a meet and greet type of practice.
Sports parents are nuts! Lil JOHNNY won't make the team and will never get a D1 scholarship, if they miss first practice! They'll all be there :-)
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Old 02-11-2018, 03:35 PM   #100
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Kids go sledding in the snow for hours, ski, ice skate, play hockey, etc..... for hours on end in much harsher conditions.
They all wear big coats and gloves too...you can't play baseball in that stuff. People hunt muskox in -40 temps, that doesn't mean you'd go swimming in it.
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