I heard the Softball folks appeared before the Parks and Recreation Board. One of the things the Board learned is that the five diamonds the EC needs for parking happen to be the “larger” diamonds.
Without them, McCart Field will only work for the Slowpitch leagues with kids age 8-under. The Fastpitch people spoke as well and I am told went on record saying they don’t have the existing diamond space to absorb any displaced Slowpitch leagues. Right now, 1527 kids are registered for Slowpitch. 1155 play at McCart, the rest play on the 3 diamonds where Burnside, 6th St, West Ave meet.
I guess you have to sacrifice something when you are driven to complete one's vision. I just wonder what CIP projects are also going to be sacrificed when the financial package is put together.
But that is another blog.