Spring sports can’t catch a break

April 14, 2008

by Aaron Schultz

Be it due to cold or wet or snow, the high school spring sports season has been stuck in neutral.

As a baseball coach myself, I have been getting extremely frustrated with Mother Nature, and can’t remember a spring that has been as bad as this one.

Talking to other spring coaches, I know they are as frustrated as I am, but there isn’t much that can be done.

As of today, the Lester Prairie/Holy Trinity softball team leads the way for games played, with two.

Meanwhile, LP/HT baseball, along with the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted Lakers’ baseball and softball teams, have all played one game to date.

The Bulldogs’ baseball team was able to get a game in April 7, while the Lakers’ softball team played April 8.

As for the Lakers’ baseball team, they finally were able to get a game in this past Saturday, and the only reason they were was that they played Dassel-Cokato in the Metrodome.

If not for the covered dome, the Lakers’ baseball team would be heading into the middle of April without a game played yet.

With that said, there is a good chance that these spring sports teams won’t be able to get the 20 games allotted to each team this year.

I know, for the LP/HT baseball squad, that we have no shot of getting 20 games in, unless we were to play four games a week for pretty much the rest of the season.

We won’t be doing that for the simple reason that it would put too great a strain on the pitchers we have.

Although the softball teams have a better shot of playing more games in a shorter amount of time because their pitchers can throw more than baseball pitchers, it is still going to be tough for them.

The reason? Well, the softball playoffs start a week earlier than the baseball playoffs.

So, take HLWW for example. They would have to play 19 games in a month. That is a lot of games.

Anyways, there is not much that can be done, unless someone knows how to control the weather.

If someone out there does know that secret, please let me know.

Top 100 movie quotes

I’ve been slipping – I know. However, I haven’t given up on getting through the top 100 movie quotes from ESPN.

We’ve made it through two-thirds of the quotes, and I have every intention of starting it up again in the next week or two and finishing it up.