Baseball in the fall

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  1. USD24

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    Maybe I missed it somewhere, but why didn't the IHSA move baseball to the fall. All the kids are currently playing, why not just jump right into the high school season. What is the down side?
     
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    Andersen said yesterday that it was on the table but then off because they didn't want boys to have to choose one sport over the other..meaning golf or XC.

    It makes absolutely zero sense. Really. The lowest risk sport. Fields not being competed for with other sports on campus. They screwed this up. Could certainly give them a chance to get more of a season than 15-18 games (and the 2-3 game max per week is ridiculous). And if it got banged this fall, then you could have moved them to the proposed summer season as stated for a backup.

    At least IESA looks to be thinking about possibly reversing their decision to allow jr high baseball and softball after the JB news yesterday.
     
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    That is silly. Kids have to choose between football, golf and XC every year in the fall.
     
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    Personally I think it may have to do with almost no time for ADs to schedule. Was probably easiest to allow some the fall sports already scheduled to stay, then give ADs more time to reschedule everything later. But certainly not science or data to say they can't move the sports to fall in regards to safety and risk.
     
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    I think it’s also a case of fields and how long you run the season. Since it starts getting dark around 5-5:30 by the end of September it limits where you can play games. Unlike football, very few options are available for night HS baseball. Not saying that’s the only reason but it would make it difficult.
     
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    That’s a great point. If that were the case, perhaps they can implement no new inning after 1:45 as they do in travel tourneys. I would personally live to see them play in the fall. Our best weather months around these parts are September and the first few weeks of October in my opinion. Lastly, if they played in the fall, college coaches might actually get to see some of these athletes play for their respective high schools instead of in a travel/showcase setting.
     
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    Some HS coaches are proposing letting baseball play as much as they can right now, then carry over those records to the spring/summer. At that point play conference only (stay in the 15-18 game limit if that cant be changed) and do a state series. Now that is thinking outside the box and in the best interest of the sport, making up for a lost season. So of course it won't happen. But I like that idea.
     
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    I like this idea. You’d have to start the season in early august but if you implemented the 1:45 rule you could easily get 20+ games played.
     
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    Sunset in the Chicago area in late September is around 6:45.
     

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