July 16, 2012
This is just crazy. A baseball game ending in a tie because of darkness, and the game is being played at a high school field that has lights? What the heck in the name of Abner Doubleday is going on here???
Seems like the Moore County Schools "powers that be" have a problem with turning on the lights for baseball in the summer, and this has been going on for the past few years since Moore County teams have been involved in the Central Carolina Scholastic Summer League (CCSSL). They turn on the lights at other high schools across the state for evening baseball in the summer (CCSSL, American Legion and other leagues), so why does the Moore County Schools have a problem with high school kids playing baseball in the evening and not letting them have the lights turned on for these games?
Evenings are a good time to play the game and have folks to come out to watch. Starting a JV game at 4 p.m. is definitely NOT a good thing especially when temperatures are in the 90s and someties even over 100. Then, when the varsity teams begin play around 6 p.m., the temperatures have hardly dropped. Does the Moore County Schools administration care about the health and welfare of these high school baseball players?
I hear that running lights during the summer at the high schools for baseball is not all that costly, and I am sure there are folks in this county who would be glad to foot the bill. But, instead of kids being involved with sports as well as practicing and playing in the evenings, I guess the "geniuses" over at the Moore County Schools administrative office would rather see these young folks roam the streets and get in trouble than be involved in America's pastime.