Baseball has many rules that have lasted and been modified through the centuries. But that does not matter to one parent from wanting a change at Forestville Little League.
Little League commonly has three coaches on each team and when one team is hitting there is a coach at first base, third base and one in the dugout. Eileen Zapata, a mother of two, wants FLL to have a second base coach instructing the children that make it to second base.
“How come there is no coach at second base mentoring these children? The runners at first and third receive preferential treatment and I want to put an end to it.”
It does not matter to Mrs. Zapata that there is no second base coach at any level of baseball. “I see nine, ten and even eleven year old boys all the time standing on second base. They are alone, frightened and confused because they are receiving no guidance or instruction and that is wrong.”
No word on when she plans on raising this with the board.