Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Second time this year UPDATED 2X

This is the second of these emails received this baseball season. So much for the versatility of turf and added field use time. Is it for Star Wars Day? What happened to "Play even when it rains" ??



Subject: Fw: fields closed - turf @ mgr discretion - 4May16


On Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 5:43 PM, Mt. Lebanon Baseball Association - Carolyn Kernan <outbound-mail@siplay.com> wrote:
All fields closed today for MLBA.
Games at the turf are to be held at the discretion of the managers and coaches. Use common sense regarding safety and playability.

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Update May 5, 2016 2:08 PM Trying to get an answer is an exercise in futility.

From: egillen476 <egillen476@aol.com>
To: smclean <smclean@mtlebanon.org>
Cc: commission <commission@mtlebanon.org>
Sent: Thu, May 5, 2016 1:37 pm
Subject: Re: fields closed - turf @ mgr discretion - 4May16

Thank you for trying to answer my question, Steve. I do appreciate it, but seriously, I can read the MLBA notice as well as you can. This is the second time this year that the turf field was closed. I am going to ask my original question again. Why was the artificial turf field closed, when there were signs all over Mt. Lebanon saying that kids will be able to play even in the rain?



It wasn't raining, and yet Wildcat was closed. A second time.

Perhaps the Sports Advisory Board commission liaison can help here, rather than having you struggle with getting answers. It would have been much easier to have been able to send an email directly to the SAB, but the SAB commission liaison frowns upon government transparency. 

Please find out the reason for me, Steve. 

Thanks.

Elaine



-----Original Message-----
From: Stephen McLean <smclean@mtlebanon.org>
To: egillen476 <egillen476@aol.com>
Sent: Thu, May 5, 2016 12:42 pm
Subject: Re: fields closed - turf @ mgr discretion - 4May16


Eliane - by the info from MLBA notice,  it is referring to all fields are closed that are used by MLBA because of rain and wet conditions, with the exception of the turf field to be used at the coaches and managers discretion keeping safety and playability in mind. 

I hope this clarifies the situation for you.

Steve McLean


On Wed, May 4, 2016 at 9:54 PM, egillen476@aol.com <egillen476@aol.com> wrote:
I am desirous of an answer, Steve. We were told that we needed artificial turf so that kids could play "even when it rains." What is the reason that the turf is not being used?


Elaine Gillen




-----Original Message-----
From: Stephen McLean <smclean@mtlebanon.org>
To: egillen476 <egillen476@aol.com>
Sent: Wed, May 4, 2016 9:41 pm
Subject: Re: fields closed - turf @ mgr discretion - 4May16


Elaine - I can't determine if you're asking a rhetorical question or are desirous of an answer. My read of the email links is summed up by the ...." at the discretion of the managers and coaches. Use common sense regarding safety and playability"

Steve McLean 


On Wed, May 4, 2016 at 8:32 PM, 'egillen476@aol.com' via Commission <commission@mtlebanon.org> wrote:


Commissioners and Sports Advisory Board (gee, if we only had an email address for them),


Why were taxpayers forced to shell out $750,000+ so that kids can "Play even when it rains" ?? 
Elaine Gillen

Forwarded email:

This is the second of these emails we've received this baseball season.
So much for the versatility of turf and added field use time

Subject: Fw: fields closed - turf @ mgr discretion - 4May16



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On Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 5:43 PM, Mt. Lebanon Baseball Association - Carolyn Kernan <outbound-mail@siplay.com> wrote:
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All fields closed today for MLBA.
Games at the turf are to be held at the discretion of the managers and coaches. Use common sense regarding safety and playability.

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Update May 13, 2016 1:23 PM Heard back again from Steve McLean. A parent tells me that it is BS. It was not thundering that day. There was no reason to cancel any games on the artificial turf.

From: Stephen McLean <smclean@mtlebanon.org>
To: egillen476 <egillen476@aol.com>
Sent: Thu, May 12, 2016 8:05 am
Subject: Re: fields closed - turf @ mgr discretion - 4May16

Elaine,

I spoke with the Sports Advisory Board commission liaison regarding the field closure.  The fields were closed due to the rain and the chance of thunder storms and potential lightning.  So the grass fields were closed and the turf was to be used at the discretion of the coaches taking into general safety.

Steve McLean



From Fake Lebo:


10 comments:

Anonymous said...

That is strange, Elaine. The turf fields in USC are open tonight. Is that where Lebo went to play?
http://www.uscaasports.org/Default.aspx?tabid=721284&mid=800490&templateid=-1&ctl=viewallfieldstatus

E. T. Gillen said...

The USC Sports Association has a pretty slick website. I bet our athletic supporters* are jealous.

*Their words, not mine.
Elaine

Barbara S. said...

This IS curious. And now they want to turf additional fields so that they, too, can be played upon "even when it rains"? WHEN DID THE JOCKS TAKE OVER OUR TOWN???

Between them and the blood-thirsty gardeners, this isn't the kind of Community of Distinction that I thought I was committing my first-time home-buying life-savings to! It becomes increasingly clear to me that my real estate agent and dearly-trusted friend had good and sufficient reasons for repeatedly insisting that I should consider all the South Hills communities EXCEPT for Mt. Lebanon!

To paraphrase Dorothy from the Wizard of OZ, "I don't think we're in Mt. Lebanon any more." (My dog would no doubt agree, IF she had known the Mt. Lebanon of some fifteen years ago!)

Anonymous said...

The jocks took over this town back in the mid seventies

Anonymous said...

6:19. How did they take it over because it NEEDS to be taken back ASAP? Please.

E. T. Gillen said...

That is how you get elected in Mt. Lebanon. You have to have the sports people behind you. If there was a candidate in Kelly's ward running against her backed by the sports people, she would have lost.
But when you have the Dave Franklins, The Chippies, Dave Brumfields, the Dave Reeses, the Mary Birks, and on and on, this is what happens.
Grogan can do no wrong. Being the Athletic Director, he is like Teflon. He has a habit of choosing coaches with a past. It has happened over and over. If he wants more turf, he is going to get it.
Look at IO on Beverly and Brooks Broadhurst's new place going in a couple doors down from there. Both are deep in lacrosse here. They get tons of PR through the PIO, get liquor licenses with no problems being close to schools, or worry about parking.
Elaine

Anonymous said...

Let our kids play, especially the boys. From MLSA today:

Hi Friends of Soccer,

I have received a large number of inquiries about the Middle School Athletic Letter that was recently sent to Middle School parents. Please allow me to set things straight.

The School District is NOT offering a middle school program for soccer. A type omission in the letter was to specify that, as in past years, 8th Grade boys only, may tryout for the HS program as an 8th grader. Apologies for the omission.

I will be setting up a meeting soon at each of the Middle Schools to talk to any boys entering 8th and 9th grade in the fall. Please have your son watch for the information in the morning announcements.

Again, sorry for the confusion.

-Bob

Lena Horne said...

I just realized that the sign (with the rules) on your post, Elaine, is from Fake Lebo. I really had thought is was real. Why not?

Barbara S. said...

Question for 6:19: HOW did the jocks get control of the town and WHERE did they all come from? I graduated from Mt. L in '64 and had no reason to question the sanity of our community. Now, 52 years later, I have no reason to question the IN-sanity of this place. What the heck happened to this place between the mid-60's and the mid-70's??? How is it that no one noticed the invasion?

Anonymous said...

USC really began developing in the 70's. But our prestigious historic board would know more...

Just wondering if the sports stronghold was fed by rivalry...