Its been awhile now since I wrote anything about Baseball Ontario and the inadequate way in which the system and its leaders are ruining baseball in our province.
Frankly I've too busy coaching all of my own children while helping to launch a new and improved grassroots system at Mississauga North to focus my energy anywhere else.
But as we are nearly 2 months away from the next Baseball Ontario AGM, I thought it was important to bring to the forefront some of the ongoing issues that people across our province are having with our Provincial Sports Organization.
I've yet to hear one complimentary opinion about Baseball Ontario. I've spoken to multiple dozens of people in the baseball industry and heard nothing but complaint after complaint.
I'm not talking about judgements of people. I'm talking about judgement of actions.
Some are the same old story and some our new ways in which Baseball Ontario is destroying our sport and creating injustices for the people that play it.
I will begin to list some of these issues and hope to bring each of them up at the AGM in November.
I respect the fact that all of you are concerned with publicly announcing your concerns as it will affect the way your life will be impacted by their politically manipulating leadership.
All I can say is this. We all must face uncomfortable transitions in our life in order to reach a more comfortable place.
Incestuous affiliate member voting and back scratching is hurting our youth. Our parents aren't getting the support and training they need to grow the game. Voicing your concerns publicly will garner support from the people who truly care about our game. In the long run, it will help hundreds of thousands of boys and girls in this province.
With that being said, I will continue to voice our concerns. I will run for executive seats and I will force the leaders of our province to stand up and tell us their vision. I will make them answer to the problems you have raised to me.
Constitutional amendments will be made, new leaders will be voted in and our province can begin repairing the damage that a decade long "Old Boys Club" has caused our sport.