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Old 03-22-2013, 08:33 AM
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As I've said on the forum before, I am a teacher. I also coach Baseball for my High School. My wonderful AD scheduled us for a tournament on April 13th. An all day, AM to PM tournament. Oh, and it just so happens April 13th is the trout opener where I live in PA. I am 47 years old and have never missed an opening day in my memory. So my question is:

1. Do I resign my coaching job?
2. Beat the snot out of my AD?(which would have the same effect as #1)
3. Cry softly as I coach the team?
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Old 03-22-2013, 08:37 AM
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If you love coaching the kids, then the only real option is #3, as satisfying as #2 would be.
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#3 because you're the kids' coach! However I think you'll be coming down with a cold on April 15th and should probably take the day off...
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If you love coaching the kids, then the only real option is #3, as satisfying as #2 would be.
Yeah...dedication is a b**ch!
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mrfzx,

Same problem here. I have to go to IUP to see my daughter perform and it is going to waste that ENTIRE DAY. It makes it harder as you drive by some nice streams as you are going to IUP. Trust me.

But, well, she comes first. It rips me apart and my wife is bringing along her iPod and turn the volume high as we pass the streams along the way because she doesn't want to hear my b^^^^ing.

The only thing that helps is that my daughter is the one who got me back into fishing. She was so enthusiastic when she was young and she caught fish the very first time she threw line into the water. I have taken her out as much as I could over the years until she was 16 and fishing all of a sudden was not fun. I had to always slay the worm and remove the fish, but I have (not enough) memories of us fishing and they will have to do.

Suck it up and go with #3. There will be memories from that, too, which you can keep forever.
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Option 3 is the way to go. Use it as a teaching moment to your students and your team. Go out on the 2nd day or the next day you can fish and enjoy the extra elbow room

One other thought...if you want to keep your opening day streak alive, you COULD venture to SEPA and hit the March 30th Opening Day. As if things in PA regulations/laws can't be backward enough, we need 2 opening days.
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Default Re: Arrrrgggghhhhh! And I'm no Pirate!

Try the "Bull Durham" option.... flood the field the night before. Lament publicly about the awful luck....but then go fishing!
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As I've said on the forum before, I am a teacher. I also coach Baseball for my High School. My wonderful AD scheduled us for a tournament on April 13th. An all day, AM to PM tournament. Oh, and it just so happens April 13th is the trout opener where I live in PA. I am 47 years old and have never missed an opening day in my memory. So my question is:

1. Do I resign my coaching job?
2. Beat the snot out of my AD?(which would have the same effect as #1)
3. Cry softly as I coach the team?
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Try the "Bull Durham" option.... flood the field the night before. Lament publicly about the awful luck....but then go fishing!
You, my friend, ARE A GENIUS! Knowing the weather here in SW PA, the field will get flooded weather (pun intended) I do it or not. Such is spring baseball in PA.
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We'll have to keep our eyes on the police report for Berlin PA, might rival Bozeman I can see the picture in the paper - you in your waders, flooded fields, kids crying. Be sure to post it!
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