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Old 04-10-2019, 10:51 AM
 
Location: SW Corner of CT
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Surprised I'm not reading anything here about it....supposedly national news. It seems a bunch of coaches thought the infield was too wet and thought lighting it on fire would dry it out......c'mon, you can't make this stuff up. Didn't anyone consider that pouring gasoline on the ground would first off, be a hazmat issue
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Old 04-10-2019, 11:31 AM
 
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Will cost an estimated $50,000 to fully repair. The actions of these few idiots will burden everyone else.
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Old 04-10-2019, 01:31 PM
 
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They're lucky no one was injured or killed. 25 gallons of gas is a lot!
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Old 04-10-2019, 05:08 PM
 
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There's two possibilities at play here: either there was significant amounts of alcohol involved or there was none. Both are concerning honestly.
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Old 04-10-2019, 06:23 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
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I did see it on the national news. I canít believe they did this. Now the coaches are on suspension. Jay

https://www.newstimes.com/local/arti...l-13754507.php
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Old 04-11-2019, 05:10 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
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These coaches are old school. This was common practice decades ago. I remember it being done when I was coaching in New London in the late 1990's.
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Old 04-11-2019, 05:19 AM
 
Location: Coastal Northeast
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These coaches are old school. This was common practice decades ago. I remember it being done when I was coaching in New London in the late 1990's.
Same. I remember this being done successfully in New Canaan years ago. Actually, itís done in many places still around the country and if done properly, it works. IMO, itís still reckless.
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Old 04-11-2019, 06:44 AM
 
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I played baseball throughout the 80's and 90's and never heard of this practice. We used to put kitty litter down to soak up the moisture on the field. I don't doubt that it went on in places, but regardless, how anyone in 2019 could think this is a good idea is beyond me.
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Old 04-11-2019, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
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No one has a spare helicopter in Ridgefield ? You know the state business environment and economy is ________ when you can't find a spare helicopter.
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Old Today, 04:22 AM
 
Location: SW Corner of CT
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Well, now the three suspended coaches have been reinstated, guess the investigation is over and who started the blaze will forever be a mystery.....I knew Rudy wouldn't roll over on his own.
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