The first bit of inclinations as to which way local leagues will be voting on a new transfer rule proposal at Wednesday’s CIF-Southern Section council meeting are starting to trickle in.
A Sierra League representative told the Tribune on Tuesday that league would be casting its vote AGAINST the new 30-day sit-out transfer rule proposal. Meanwhile, a Hacienda League official told our Fred J. Robledo that the Hacienda will be voting IN FAVOR of it.
We will learn more about the reasons why each league feels the way it does at tomorrow’s meeting. But for now it appears that just as in the court of public opinion, many leagues are split over whether to vote in favor or against the proposal.
Aram’s take: I’m not sure why a league like the Sierra, with several schools that historically GET transfers, would be voting AGAINST this new rule. But to each their own. The more I read about this rule, the less earth shattering it seems to be. And the more people I talk to, the more convinced I am that most people don’t truly understand it. The L.A. Times and other media outlets’ scare tactics seem to be rubbing off on some people who clearly haven’t delved deep enough to know the new rule wouldn’t turn prep sports into the Wild West. Wednesday should be VERY INTERESTING.