With the baseball and softball season starting Friday, MaxPreps made easy by yours truly is the best way to follow standings, schedules, rosters, stats and game-by-game results, as long the head coaches in your area don’t play the “we don’t want to get scouted,” card again, and don’t post anything. Bishop Amat baseball posted all last year and won their second straight championship. If you’re good enough, it won’t matter, so stop hiding. There is absolutely no excuse for not posting rosters, schedules and results, but still many of our area coaches do not post anything when this is their responsibility, and they know who they’re. So, parents, players and fans, please remind your high school coach to take care of this, which makes it easier for all of us to follow what’s going on with your high school teams. Why CIF hasn’t made this mandatory is beyond me, because coaches who do post on a regular basis have become punished by coaches who hide their stats, then surprise us with mind-boggling final numbers at the end of the year. It’s not fair and it won’t be until everyone plays by the same rules. I guarantee before the internet that every coach who once played loved seeing their stats in the paper, especially those who had great high school careers. So, now it’s the coaches’ turn to do the same for their players, because after all, what do coaches always tell us, “it’s about the kids.” Okay, then make it about the kids. There is only so much I can do, and last year was a pathetic example of too many coaches not posting anything.
TOURNAMENT ALERT: I have the Glendora tournament schedule, but I need baseball and softball tournament schedules for all other area tournaments. Please email them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or fax to 626-856-2758. Also, to report scores call 626-962-8811, ext. 2233 or 2242. You can also email results to email@example.com, and please make sure to leave a call-back number in case we have questions. Let’s have another great year.