Plowing the Little League Field?

2/17/2010:

There has to be a logical explanation…

Hoboken411 reader Andrew said:

“I came home from work today and looked out my window to find the craziest scene on the little league baseball field at Sinatra and 4th. Apparently the city is plowing the baseball field. Why would this ever be necessary? I can’t figure it out? Waste of city resources? I am very curious as to the story behind this.”

Anyone know?

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26 Comments on "Plowing the Little League Field?"

plywood
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plywood

spell check : “can all be at times”

matt_72
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If they don’t get the snow off before it turns to ice, it might be there for weeks. Practice starts soon. Makes sense to get as much off as possible just in case mother nature doesn’t cooperate and melt it in time for baseball practice.

homeworld
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And then the complainers would complain that the expensive turf was destroyed by the lazy Hoboken employees not clearing the snow off of it.

In response to matt_72 who said:
If they don’t get the snow off before it turns to ice, it might be there for weeks. Practice starts soon. Makes sense to get as much off as possible just in case mother nature doesn’t cooperate and melt it in time for baseball practice.

plywood
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plywood

I would like to complain about you complaining about complainers complaints.
Oh, never mind, it was just a fun sentence to put together. You are right homeworld.

While I’m complaining, they are attempting to clear the field for the tryouts on Saturday and are oblivious to my complaints. They are just trying to prepare for Saturday the best they know how. IMO they are doing nothing wrong and are working to keep the baseball schedule for the year intact without setting off a gigantic domino effect by having to re-schedule the tryouts and, by extension, many subsequent events. Looks like largely a thankless job at that.

In response to homeworld who said:
And then the complainers would complain that the expensive turf was destroyed by the lazy Hoboken employees not clearing the snow off of it.

Grizzly
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Grizzly

Ian Saks and the Zimmer team just wanted to get a pick up soccer game going, that’s all.

They have to look busy doing something.

Baseball Madness
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Baseball Madness

Little League baseball tryouts have always been in Feb to allow March as Spring training and opening day the first week of April.If you’re a resident who’s been here long enough instead of an out of town yuppie who just moved here,you would know these things.Instead of complaining,why not support the Hoboken Little League and the players who just might have a future in this sport.
As a coach,it makes me sick to my stomach to constantly hear people in this town complain rather than support and back up our youth.Baseball is not only just Americas past time but a huge part of Hoboken.So get over it! ! !

homeworld
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The same people complaining that the City cleared snow off the field would be complaining if they didn’t.

What’s the big deal? I’m sure there are groups that use the field in the off season.

xyzpdq
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xyzpdq

I’m not complaining about the city clearing off the field. I’m complaining about the city clearing off the ballfield before the city properly cleans the crosswalks so people can walk safely. It’s a matter of priorities, and from this view their priorities are screwed up.

In response to homeworld who said:
The same people complaining that the City cleared snow off the field would be complaining if they didn’t.

What’s the big deal? I’m sure there are groups that use the field in the off season.

Baseball Madness
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Baseball Madness

It’s not the city who pays for the clearing of the field,it’s the duty of the parks and recreation department.Give them a call
in City Hall
And for plywood,if you don’t have children,fine.Just have some consideration for those who do and for the children who look forward to this.One day,you may want to have children and fight for the same thing.Keep that in mind

I invite all to come down to the little league field on a nice warm spring/summer day.Hang out and enjoy a game or two.Show some support.We coaches do this voluntarily for the kids.That’s what’s important

In response to xyzpdq who said:
I’m not complaining about the city clearing off the field. I’m complaining about the city clearing off the ballfield before the city properly cleans the crosswalks so people can walk safely. It’s a matter of priorities, and from this view their priorities are screwed up.

plywood
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plywood

You misread me. I am completely consistent with keeping the baseball season on schedule and all that goes with it. Torpedos be damned, play ball!

In response to Baseball Madness who said:
It’s not the city who pays for the clearing of the field,it’s the duty of the parks and recreation department.Give them a call
in City Hall
And for plywood,if you don’t have children,fine.Just have some consideration for those who do and for the children who look forward to this.One day,you may want to have children and fight for the same thing.Keep that in mind

I invite all to come down to the little league field on a nice warm spring/summer day.Hang out and enjoy a game or two.Show some support.We coaches do this voluntarily for the kids.That’s what’s important

Baseball Madness
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Baseball Madness

I apologize plywood.I just get frustrated
Hope you can come down and show some support

In response to plywood who said:
You misread me. I am completely consistent with keeping the baseball season on schedule and all that goes with it. Torpedos be damned, play ball!

plywood
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plywood

No worries, de nada. Let me re-iterate my support. Best of luck to all the children, and a big thank you to all the coaches and managers who donate their time. Also a hats off to the staff at Recreation. As I said before they can be all be at times thankless jobs, but some of us notice and appreciate the effort.

In response to Baseball Madness who said:
I apologize plywood.I just get frustrated
Hope you can come down and show some support

plywood
Member
plywood

Complaining for complaining sake. It reminds me of being in a condo association. If you want all the members who haven’t attended a meeting in years to show up for the next one, announce the fees are being raised. Everyone will be there with bells on. Since the tax increase, it’s essential to complain. For those of us who don’t have children in the sports programs, even the idea of the Dept of Recreation is a waste of time and money.

In response to homeworld who said:
The same people complaining that the City cleared snow off the field would be complaining if they didn’t.

What’s the big deal? I’m sure there are groups that use the field in the off season.

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