Player health should be considered in schedule
June 6, 2012 at 1:06 a.m.
Editor, the Advocate:
This Saturday, I had the very unpleasant opportunity to watch a Little League playoff game between two very good teams from Victoria Southeast. The unpleasant part was because the game was held at 1 p.m. during the hottest time of the day, temperatures were in the mid 90's and the heat index on the field was probably in the 100's. My concern is why in the world would sane person schedule a game at this time? With the city playoffs beginning this Friday, why couldn't the game be scheduled any week night at 8 p.m. as every other game has, or even during Saturday morning? The health and well being of the players was apparently not even considered and I have to wonder how the parents of the player that had to leave the game from heat exhaustion feel, or what liability the league must be held to. Many players, my grandson included, were totally wiped out because of the heat most of the weekend. I have been to every game played by my grandson's team and would hope that the Little League officials who make these decisions do a better job.
Alan Carroll, Victoria