Have I ever mentioned that I think that I actually hate most people. In general, I guess that I give people the benefit of the doubt. I have been rather disappointed recently.
Most of the disappointment is with the people that I work with on the SCMBA Board of Directors. Not all of them, just three of them, two in particular and one that I really don’t care about.
In all honesty, I don’t think that any of the three give a damn about baseball – I really don’t. I am not sure why they are there, but they have no love for the game. I suppose that they joined out of some sense of loyalty perhaps, not wanting to see the league fold a few years ago when that was a possibility.
I feel as if I am facing roadblock after roadblock. I try to get some answers and people refuse to help. I send an email and I can just about count on NOT getting a response. I make a phone call and I can just about guarantee not getting them to 1) pick up the call and 2) don’t return my voice mail message.
As far as I am concerned, that is plain rude. If someone can’t get off their ass and return a call, 5 minutes, that’s all I am asking for then I have no use for them. Is that asking for too much? I don’t think so.
I am not going to step down as VP. I think that is what a few people might want, I don’t know for sure though. I think that I am done as a coach for Peewee and my idea of coaching Rookie is also out the window. I can’t do it with the lack of support that I am getting from this BOD.
The Board is limiting to paying for two tournaments. I understand and support that, totally, 100%. I applied for three tournaments and have requested cheques for three. The President, surprisingly enough replied to “that” email and said yes, the League will advance funds for the 3rd tournament. I then get an email from the Treasurer stating that she “will not write a cheque” for the 3rd. Who does she think she is? I really want to know… I suppose she will claim that she didn’t see the President’s email.
Oh well, I don’t care any more – it isn’t worth the stress. I will let someone else coach that team, any team they want, whatever. It more than likely won’t happen anyway, I don’t think that there are enough interested players. Good luck to whoever decides to try to coach All Star baseball in SCMBA during the 2010 season.
So, I think that I am done. Of course, I won’t get a return call tonight – it was promised at 8pm. It is 9:36pm as I am writing this, no call. Am I surprised? No, not at all.
I will go to the indoor clinic on the 19th and see what the turnout is like. Maybe, if hell freezes over between now and then, a complete team will show up. I doubt it – it hasn’t been that cold.
I guess that I will assist in Senior this year. That should be OK. My only other option is to get right out of it. I suppose that is an option but I don’t want to go down that route. I really think that I can help, I do.
It is DAMN frustrating though, let me assure you of that.