SPANO -- TIME FOR SAFETY BASES!!

Discussion in 'General Softball' started by jt7663, Feb 19, 2018.

  1. jt7663

    jt7663 Member

    You have posted many valid points. In today's world any Business has to be very concerned they will have a lawsuit filed against them. It is also quite apparent to those involved in the Travel Ball community that it's very difficult to have an indoor facility yet alone a profitable one as there are very few available. The Spano Dome is a nice option for teams to use during the "Long" winter's & it would be a shame to see it close due to a Lawsuit. For a small investment they could cover themselves & "Minimize" these injuries. Yes, there are always unavoidable injuries with this sport but this would vastly reduce one of the more common.
     
  2. her mom

    her mom Member

    Ok, so great concept..... BUT never going back there. I don't even see how a place like that can be open. Lets just say I along with a crap ton of other people should send their medical including hospital and medication bills to them after attending a tournament there. I was not impressed. I can at least say been there done that and never doing it again. Again, good concept with dirt etc but not on concrete and amongst other stuff. So ticked that we went there, but whats done is done and still trying to get my family back to good health and our other team mates etc and friends. Not trying to be rude or look for arguments from others on here. Just stating my opinion and experience.
     
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  3. larson

    larson Member

    THIS SPANO NEED TO BE CLOSED OR AT LEAST GET SOMEONE ELSE THAT CARES TO ADDRESS THESE PROBLEMS/CONCERNS.THERE IS MORE TO THIS THAN PLAYING THE GAME. OUR GIRLS NEED TO BE SAFE INSTEAD OF THINKING OF THE DOGGONE BUCK! GET IT TOGETHER!
     
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  4. okiedad1961

    okiedad1961 Active Member

    If it ever does ,you people whining about every little thing you don't like ,will be the the cause.And all the parents and there kids that know the value of having a facility to get better in year round,even without breakaway bases perfect environment will be lost.When any of you whinners put your money up and lively hood on the line for the betterment of the game ,let me know, I doubt we'll here from you.
     
  5. larson

    larson Member

    Well thats a ridiculous statement. You are making us whiners trying to look bad cause we care about children vs the ability of your kid getting better? I want to make it perfectly clear i have NO children in this program but I am concerned with safety. It doesn't cost much to update a little for not just the facility but for the safety. I am a child lover and will look for the safety of a child and it may be yours vs "HAVING A FACILITY TO GET BETTER IN". Shame on you! This is why sports are what it is! Parents with tunnel vision! Hopefully you will rethink your stupidity!
     
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  6. okiedad1961

    okiedad1961 Active Member

    You sure its about the children for you ?My instinct tells me your 2% following on this issue is a grasp at changing something for a feel good moment for you .There are plenty of issues to be addressed that need more attention than closing a facility .Find another topic on another site .No shame here and no connection to facility,just standing up for others oppourtunitys.
     
  7. TheGame

    TheGame New Member

    I've been watching this thread and wasn't going to say anything but my daughter has been on crutches with her knee immobilized since playing at Spanodome two and a half weeks ago and will be for at least two and half more weeks. There is possibility of surgery after that. This is a direct result from trauma to knee coming down hard on the ground. All other health concerns aside, dirt over concrete is a horrible idea. Add in the other health concerns and I think this discussion is very important to anyone who cares about their daughter's health.

    If that makes me a whiner, so be it.
     
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  8. her mom

    her mom Member

    Hi, Whiner here and proud!!!!!! :) Hope your daughter gets back to normal asap. If she cares about the game as much as my kiddo does I know this is not just hurting her knee but her heart. Good luck and here's to hoping there is no surgery needed.
     
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  9. okiedad1961

    okiedad1961 Active Member

    Careful ladies the whining I'm talking about is closing the faculty over injuries.No one likes there child injured but closing a faculty really?.Just so you know I've seen young ladies tear an ACL in a fielding clinic ,and even my dd broke a bone in her hand fielding a hard grounder in a clinic. Not once did it go through my head they should close the facility or I should sue the instructor cause he hit it hard.This game is dangerous anywhere you play it ,all you can do is train them to slide properly ,have good fielding techniques,wear protective gear when batting and hope for the best .Its up to them to do it. Closing a faculty isn't going to change anything.
     
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  10. TheGame

    TheGame New Member

    Not sure who you are calling a lady and I never said anything about wanting the facility closed or say anything about suing anyone. I added our experience because I thought it was relevant to the conversation. I thought this forum was for having discussions about softball related topics and I think that player safety is a relevant topic. I agree that injuries can happen anywhere but that doesn't mean we shouldn't want safe conditions for players. The OP requested safety bases - is that really such an unreasonable request?
     
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  11. nwbackstop

    nwbackstop Member

    How many facilities have safety bases,indoor or out?Of all the places my dd has played ,a very small percentage have them.
     
  12. okiedad1961

    okiedad1961 Active Member

    Time to start a new thread guess everyone needs safety bases,wasn't trying to say anybody that there a lady Gamer,prior posters sounded like moms.Ill be looking for safety bases at all the tourneys im at.I'm sure they will have a tourney volunteer fixing them after every slide.See you all there,ill be whining about the lost time fixing them lol
     
  13. coachjwb

    coachjwb Well-Known Member

    I think we got everyone's point here. I'm a big fan of the safety base at 1st, and it wouldn't be that costly to do that on 2 fields. With that being said, the Spano Dome has it's pros and cons ... I understand why some people don't like it, but I also know that when my daughter was playing, it was good to have an option to be playing in the winter on some dirt. Her travel and college teams both used it, and some of the teams she and I helped coach together did as well. I don't remember anyone suffering any significant injuries or having any health issues as the result of playing there. Maybe we were just lucky in the couple of hundred games and practices we were involved in there over the years, I don't know. But no reason to get nasty here about it in my humble opinion ...
     
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  14. 24GahannaLadyLions7

    24GahannaLadyLions7 Active Member

    Daughters have played 20+ games at Spano, and I personally have always disliked the place, BUT, you have to play there. At the younger levels, usually it’s a place where all the top teams in Ohio go early in the season, to size up against the competition. What teams have significantly gotten better, who hasn’t practiced a lick, and other questions about your team get answered there.

    No reason they shouldn’t have safety bases, but I have always seen the place as a safe venue to play. They have made improvements through the years with the use of google docs, new lighting, but improvements still need to be made in tiebreaker scenarios in bracket play - shouldn’t have to lose a game in the tournament because your team didn’t get enough girls to third base..especially as an ENQ... I am really interested to see how long it takes Bo Dome in Columbus to take over the entire operation or possibly another Dome location like Rossford etc

    Never really liked the Dirt Dome, but early season competition and live looks/gameplay are so important especially at the younger ages. Enjoyed our tournaments ran at Spano, just never really cared for the facility.
     
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  15. her mom

    her mom Member

    I love the Dome in Rossford along with Bo Jackson. Rossford is my all time fave though for indoor.
     
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  16. okiedad1961

    okiedad1961 Active Member

    Lets see Larson running scrimmages at Independence Feild house
    Her mom and the Game like Rossford and Bo's place .
    Looks like a hit thread on Spano dome?
    Havnt been to either and not that there probably nice ,but there's probably not a plate or base tied down to anything,could be a adjustment from the non breakaway.Lets work on that coach's springs coming and only a few places have breakaways.
     
  17. TheGame

    TheGame New Member

    Your ability to stay on point and provide solid, unbiased logic in such an articulate manner is really a thing of true beauty. This forum is lucky to have you as a moderator.
     
  18. okiedad1961

    okiedad1961 Active Member

    Not really ,Maybe need moderated ,I'm not a moderator,I do check peoples prior posts to get a sense of where there coming from .I do my homework and form a opinion ,more than most do these days.Love this forum its cyclical,same things from 10u parents to parents seeing them off to college.Alot of very good parents and people around this game.
     

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