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Letter: No Cussing In Baseball

Please remember we have a zero tolerance rule for unreasonable conduct of a parent and or a coach. We all have had, during the course of our baseball careers, run across umpires we may not agree with. That DOES NOT give anyone permission to allow him to take abuse by any parent or parents. Especially with the younger kids, where we have high school/college kids umpiring games too.

A lot of these kids are our kids that run the tournament, and help with all maintenance of the fields too. These kids are being employed by us instead of hanging on the corner with their friends.  

I do not think anyone of you would want their children abused all game by some parent. So please control your parents and yourselves. Tournament organizers have been instructed to throw any coaches, parents, or mangers out immediately, and if it continues the game will be forfeited, and I do not think anyone wants a forfeit. Thanks for listening to my rant.

Jim DiSanti

News

One local playwright and his company — The Plainview Project — seem to be headed to the big leagues.

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Even as they hoped the parties would reach a last-minute settlement, commuters across Long Island were scrambling last week to devise alternate plans for getting to work if Long Island Rail Road’s 5,400 workers go on strike July 20. And they were vocal in their anger with the Metropolitan Transit Authority. The strike, it seems, has roused commuter ire over a wide range of LIRR issues, from timeliness to cleanliness to costs.

“I’ll have to figure out a new way home from work,” said Marco Allicastro, a 20-year-old Queens resident waiting for a train home at the Bethpage station after a day’s work at the local King Kullen. “Long Island doesn’t really have a lot of options in terms of transportation. Maybe I should get a new job.”


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