no more trophy jut for participating
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|Sat, 09-21-2013 - 7:57am|
So we finally had the baseball banguet the other day and this is his second year in the minors. In clinic they keep score but don't track records offically so there is no over all winner. Last year we finished second to last and the first place team also won the city series/playoffs (we used to have 2 leagues in city so top 2 teams in each had a play off now its top 4 teams battle for the city series trophy) so they got a bigger trophy and everyone else got the same trophy that the tpall and clinic got. This year his team won the division but lost in the city series. Now not sure what was behind the decision to only give certicates and not trophies for participation but don't think everyone was happy about it. We got one for finishing first and the team that one the city series got one too and there are league trophies they did the formal presention with the names added on. I get my kid got a trophy so of course we don't feel slighted but wondering if its a money issue or a tough love you don't get a trophy just for showing up thing. DS would have been upset if he didn't get one but I have 5 participation trophys for him alone and running out of room for them and with another boy just starting out what do I need a trophy room for particiapation trophies ;0
What did bother me some is I am going to assume coaches were warned of this (our coach is moving so since he isn't planning on coaching next year he didn't attend any meetings) and same night as banguet was DS parent night at school. SO I did that and DH did baseball and I was suprised to see a classmate who was on the team DS team eliminated from the playoffs there. His dad is a coach and they tend to be very competive I am better then you. DH is clueless to other parents or coaches unless they are on or were on our team so he has no clue if the dad was there and I only saw his mom at the school (was working PTO table so didn't get to talk to her) and the dad is a fireman so very possible he had to work but unless he had to cover last minuet can't see how no one would cover for him even for a few hours to attend and just have this nasty feeling they didn't go because they weren't getting a trophy; last year their team won it all and were undeafted. Sorry thats not good sportsmanship to me....