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A memory stolen

May 5, 2013

I’d like to start this letter by wearing my feelings on my sleeve; shame on you, Mayor Campana. Every person has that high school memory they will always look back on that they will cherish....

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qwerty

May-08-13 7:44 PM

"The memory of being able to play in the Backyard Brawl under the lights at Historic Bowman Field has been shattered by your selfish ambition..."

Why would they turn the lights for the 4:30 consolation game?

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Garben78

May-08-13 5:09 PM

Disappointment will play a large part in your life so grow up

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JerryfromRI

May-06-13 5:11 PM

The SG rejects some letters? That IS surprising.

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JohnMBower

May-06-13 2:12 PM

(This was submitted as a letter to the editor, but not accepted.) Dear Mr. Mayor, I read Aaron Weber's letter to the editor this morning and it gave me both a better sense of the frustration these young people are feeling, as well as an idea for a possible solution:

There is a lot of disappointment about the loss of the venue for the Backyard Brawl. There's little that can be done about that now, but perhaps there's a way to assuage some of the hurt feelings and build some good will for the future.

Hold the Backyard Brawl at the other stadium as planned, but take the winners of that day's play and arrange for another game, at Bowman Field, in a charity exhibition when the grass at Bowman is in good condition.

To make the charity exhibition truly special, have them play with the players of the Crosscutters.

Take the high school players and the Crosscutters and put all of them on the field and choose a couple of captains and let them choose up teams and play together

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FormerEastEnder

May-06-13 9:36 AM

Hold on.. before we all start opening his eyes to the real world, I can empathize with him. I remember growing up..watching kids get the chance to play at Lamade Stadium.. NOT the LLWS, but local teams getting a ONCE in a lifetime chance to play at "the stadium" we all wanted our shot at.I played for "Kellers Arco" in the Brandon LIttle League..early 1970's.. I can see where his heart is on this, and his disappointment. Let him call it as he sees it.. I will always cherish the chance I had to play at Lamade Stadium (we lost our game, but we were too excited to care at the moment).. it's the joy and knowledge that "hey, i played there" that provides me with a BETTER memory.. not that I played LLBB in Brandon park (though some of those memories are good, too).. The Mayor left you townfolk holding the bag..where is the accountability?

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nobud74

May-06-13 8:21 AM

Perhaps, Mr. Weber, you will learn that not only do things change and there is little you can do about it, but you will learn that the world is not all about you. S u ck it up cupcake and play the game for the love of the game and the commardarie of you team. That is the gift of sports, not the venue.

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MrShaman

May-06-13 5:58 AM

"It's not the field that you play on that's important it's the game! I would have thought that a senior athlete would have learned that by now." - coffee

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Seriously...you'd expect a High-school athlete to have learned what (too-many) pro-players never seem to have learned?

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MrShaman

May-06-13 5:52 AM

"Keep a positive attitude and life will carry you far." - Tedeaux

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...But, not QUITE as far as someone who'd been mentored (SIGNIFICANTLY) on the politics of the workplace. A "positive attitude" won't go (nearly) as far, as one's ability to discard any-and-all self-respect...at the "appropriate" times.

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MrShaman

May-06-13 5:39 AM

"My high school memory, in contrast, is one I will never get to live. Dozens of other local baseball players from the surrounding school districts will unfortunately have to share in this loss with me. The memory of being able to play in the Backyard Brawl under the lights at Historic Bowman Field has been shattered by your selfish ambition to build an ice hockey rink right on the exact location we planned to play on. You had promised us that field would be ready to play on come May, and you let each one of us down." - Aaron Weber

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Whew...are YOU in for a big surprise!!!!

Things have (pretty-obviously) always seemed to work-out, for you, during most of your Life. That's about to change...BIG TIME!!! You're graduating...into the real-world.

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coffee

May-05-13 8:37 AM

The young Mr. Weber's time and energy would be much better spent working to help his team make it to the PIAA State championship games that will be held at Medlar Field at PSU. I can assure him that those memories would be greater than playing a game on a single A baseball field. It's not the field that you play on that's important it's the game! I would have thought that a senior athlete would have learned that by now.

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CMReeder

May-05-13 7:32 AM

Erik you are the letdown.

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eriklatranyi

May-05-13 5:41 AM

Get accustomed to gov't letting you down.

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Tedeaux

May-05-13 3:13 AM

Spring has hopefully arrived and maybe tbe grass on Bowman field will catch up quickly. As a soon to graduate senior in high school, maybe the mayor has created a situation where you could learn from his experience. Unless you are truly exceptionally lucky in your life, you will have to deal with disappointment. It is all in how you deal with it that determines how happy you will live your life. Keep a positive attitude and life will carry you far. Good luck!

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