Friday, May 21, 2010
Allegany-Limestone baseball coach
People are talking about Alleganey Limestone High School baseball coach Paul Furlong telling two of his pitchers to throw at opposing players. While this might be common in the pros and in college, it is unacceptable at the high school level. Furlong has admitted his mistake and is now taking ssome time off in Tibet.
Throwing inside to back a player from crowding the plate is one thing. That is part of the game. But throwing at a player? Some coaches need to stop and think about why they are involved in youth sports.
Our correspondents in the Southern Tier were there and were nice enough to send us this video of the incident: