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Old 02-11-2018, 10:42 AM   #1
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Default Am I crazy for not canceling baseball practice?

4:30-6:30 today.
43* and winds 10-12 at 4:30
7-8 year olds.

It's the first practice of the season.
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Old 02-11-2018, 10:45 AM   #2
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Old 02-11-2018, 10:45 AM   #3
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Nope, not crazy. With that said, I would probably invite the whole group to Dbats and get one of the double size cages and work on basic fielding technique and do some hitting
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Old 02-11-2018, 10:46 AM   #4
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Yes you are with all the flu and sickness that has been going around.
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Old 02-11-2018, 10:50 AM   #5
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They will be fine
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Old 02-11-2018, 10:50 AM   #6
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Yep no reason to have kids in that kind of cold with the seriousness of all the sickness going around.
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Old 02-11-2018, 10:50 AM   #7
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First practice...have you coached these kids before? Know positions etc or is it all new so a lot more evaluation and chaos? I would probably cancel practice unless there is an indoor facility to take BP. 7 and 8 seems kind of young to go full hard a##. This seems more like the age where the game is fun and everyone plays.
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Old 02-11-2018, 10:51 AM   #8
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Normally I would say no....but this flu thing has a lot of folks boogered up...

I'd hate to think my stubbornness to get a practice in got a kid sick.
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Old 02-11-2018, 10:53 AM   #9
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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
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My kids played in that weather every year and they are still here. Im not sure what being in the cold and getting the flu have in common.
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Old 02-11-2018, 10:54 AM   #11
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Yes we canceled ours . To cold with the wind blowing .
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Old 02-11-2018, 10:55 AM   #12
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No you are not crazy. You made a choice to have practice. As a parent, I have a choice to bring my son to practice or not.
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Old 02-11-2018, 10:55 AM   #13
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Yes.
No need for kids that young to be out in weather like this , especially on a day before school.
The parents will appreciate it I promise.

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Old 02-11-2018, 10:56 AM   #14
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Yeah I'd say that young would have me worried with the flu issues this year. I mean worst case scenario, I'd hate to have some kid get incredibly sick and possibly die because of my decision. Not something I'd want on my conscience the rest of my life.
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Old 02-11-2018, 10:56 AM   #15
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No you are not crazy. You made a choice to have practice. As a parent, I have a choice to bring my son to practice or not.
What this dude said ^^^^^
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Old 02-11-2018, 10:57 AM   #16
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I always hated playing baseball this time of year. Too dang cold. Love playing,just not until it warmed up a little. Let em have the day off.
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Old 02-11-2018, 10:58 AM   #17
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No! Cold weather doesn’t give people flu or a cold. Get their snowflake asses out there.
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Old 02-11-2018, 10:58 AM   #18
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Cancel it. Kids don’t know how to properly dress as an athlete for those conditions. Most parents won’t know either. You’re gonna have a bunch of kids who want to quit after the first practice because they were miserable-and that would have nothing to do with kids not wanting to play bad enough. Remember, these are 7/8 year olds. Serious baseball shouldn’t start until they hit their teens.
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Indoors or I wouldn't have it. Not real good to be throwing this early in this weather.
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My kids played in that weather every year and they are still here. Im not sure what being in the cold and getting the flu have in common.
Cold and dry air makes you more likely to catch the flu if you come in contact with it. Along with many other issues with kids being out in the cold in general.

I'm sure we all practiced in -40 and 3' of snow in our day but in reality there is little to no reason to have 7 year olds out in 40 degree temps with the wind practicing baseball.
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No! Cold weather doesn’t give people flu or a cold. Get their snowflake asses out there.
Your are correct, however.
Cold means running nose, eyes watering from wind, this causes a person to wipe at their faces and transfer germs from their hands to their faces and this causes illness.

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Old 02-11-2018, 11:06 AM   #22
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Your are correct, however.
Cold means running nose, eyes watering from wind, this causes a person to wipe at their faces and transfer germs from their hands to their faces and this causes illness.

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Oh you mean like sweat, dirt and dust ??

Maybe wait for the one perfect day of the year to practice??
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Old 02-11-2018, 11:10 AM   #23
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Oh you mean like sweat, dirt and dust ??

Maybe wait for the one perfect day of the year to practice??
Ever wondered why when it warms up a little we don't see near the flu spread?
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Old 02-11-2018, 11:11 AM   #24
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I'm amazed that the old wives tale of cold weather causing sickness is still so pervasive.
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Old 02-11-2018, 11:12 AM   #25
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Oh you mean like sweat, dirt and dust ??

Maybe wait for the one perfect day of the year to practice??
That's good for ya.
Only thing one should be doing on days like this is trying to kill critters or making babies.

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Old 02-11-2018, 11:13 AM   #26
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What doesn't kill them will make them stronger...

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Old 02-11-2018, 11:14 AM   #27
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They’re 8 years old, none of them are going pro next year. With the flu that’s going around my kid wouldn’t be there. Way too much of a chance of getting sick.
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Cold and dry air makes you more likely to catch the flu if you come in contact with it. Along with many other issues with kids being out in the cold in general.

I'm sure we all practiced in -40 and 3' of snow in our day but in reality there is little to no reason to have 7 year olds out in 40 degree temps with the wind practicing baseball.
If you will note I didnt say anything about the weather I played in but the weather my kids played in. And all of the studies Ive seen say there is no correlation between being in cold weather and catching the flu or the common cold.
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I'm amazed that the old wives tale of cold weather causing sickness is still so pervasive.
Doesn't have anything to do with the "cause" it has to do with the susceptibility of being infected and spread of the virus.
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My kids played in that weather every year and they are still here. Im not sure what being in the cold and getting the flu have in common.
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, 11:16 AM   #31
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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.
Being indoors all the time around a bunch of sick people spreading their germs on everything will get you sick though.
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If you will note I didnt say anything about the weather I played in but the weather my kids played in. And all of the studies Ive seen say there is no correlation between being in cold weather and catching the flu or the common cold.
Google is your friend. See my last post. Doesn't have anything to do with "causing" the flu you have to be in contact to get the flu. Cold weather symptoms as listed above promote the spread of the virus.

Regardless of the flu piece there is no reason for 7 year olds to be in that weather for 2 hours for many reasons.

I think folks forget they are kids regardless if we think they are MLB bound.
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Old 02-11-2018, 11:18 AM   #33
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No need to wonder why every generation gets more wussified! If your worried about spreading sickness keep them home from school, not staying in from the cold!
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Old 02-11-2018, 11:19 AM   #34
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No! Cold weather doesn’t give people flu or a cold. Get their snowflake asses out there.
Cold weather in a vacuum doesn't, but prolonged exposure to the cold can stress your system and present an opening for sickness if exposed to the germ.
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Being indoors all the time around a bunch of sick people spreading their germs on everything will get you sick though.
Nothing wrong with that statement.
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Old 02-11-2018, 11:19 AM   #36
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I wish they would cancel this turn around, 10 stories up and no wind break is a tad cool. I would still have practice but more of a get to know each other type practice.
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Old 02-11-2018, 11:19 AM   #37
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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
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Google is your friend. See my last post. Doesn't have anything to do with "causing" the flu you have to be in contact to get the flu. Cold weather symptoms as listed above promote the spread of the virus.

Regardless of the flu piece there is no reason for 7 year olds to be in that weather for 2 hours for many reasons.

I think folks forget they are kids regardless if we think they are MLB bound.
Did you not play outside when the temp was in the 40s when you were growing up? Those kind of temps never kept us from playing football outside or exploring the nearest pasture, creek, or pocket of woods. Maybe we were given too much free reign as kids. I guess Im lucky to be alive.
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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
A lot of good information to ad to the post there...
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A lot of good information to ad to the post there...
About as good as the rest of the manure being spread around

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Being indoors all the time around a bunch of sick people spreading their germs on everything will get you sick though.
All the time?....I think we were referring to a single practice....Are you strawmanning me?...
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Did you not play outside when the temp was in the 40s when you were growing up? Those kind of temps never kept us from playing football outside or exploring the nearest pasture, creek, or pocket of woods. Maybe we were given too much free reign as kids. I guess Im lucky to be alive.
I lived outside. Wore out several red ryders to the point they wouldn't even shoot. Rain, snow, or shine we grew up in the pasture or on the river. There is a little difference in a 2 hour practice with a bunch of kids or spending some time playing in the snow.

I played multiple levels of sports and have seen just about all of it. 2 hours in this weather for 7 year olds to get a practice in is silly at best.
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About as good as the rest of the manure being spread around

Care to make any factual responses to the manure? Or you just sitting outside the fence throwing the manure?
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Being indoors all the time around a bunch of sick people spreading their germs on everything will get you sick though.
By the way....you forgot to add swapping spit and licking each others spoons after they ate with sick people to drive your obvious point home more..
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I lived outside. Wore out several red ryders to the point they wouldn't even shoot. Rain, snow, or shine we grew up in the pasture or on the river. There is a little difference in a 2 hour practice with a bunch of kids or spending some time playing in the snow.

I played multiple levels of sports and have seen just about all of it. 2 hours in this weather for 7 year olds to get a practice in is silly at best.
I see no difference in playing outside for hours on end vs spending 2hrs at a baseball practice. We will just have to agree to disagree.
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Ever wondered why when it warms up a little we don't see near the flu spread?
No! Flu virus is airborne and survives winter because of low humidity.

Your point is #4 in the list of how flu spreads.
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No! Flu virus is airborne and survives winter because of low humidity.

Your point is #4 in the list of how flu spreads.
Thanks for providing back up to my point. lol
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I'm amazed that the old wives tale of cold weather causing sickness is still so pervasive.
Yup truth to this.
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Old 02-11-2018, 11:28 AM   #49
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I would not have 8 year olds out in this weather for baseball, maybe football.
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