Volume 91, Issue 22

Friday, October 3, 1997

Sock it to the loo


Lacrosse rebuttal

Re: Who's bad manners? Sept 30

To the Editor:

First off, and I apologize for not stating this explicitly in my first letter, it was the male lacrosse team that I was most concerned with. You women were there for a minute or two but soon left to be replaced by the men. By the way, if you found somewhere else to practice, why are you complaining about having somewhere to practice?

Anyway, in response to your question, no I don't think you enjoy being sandwiched between all those various teams you mentioned, which is one of the reasons I wonder why you would choose to practice there in the first place. You said the men's soccer team asked you to leave their field, but did they ask you not to play in an out of the way place. You also said our objection to your presence wasn't obvious. I guess the screams of "What the hell are you doing there?!?" weren't a good enough clue.

In response to your complaint about being worried of getting hit by our softball, I have a few questions (and, to make this easy, answers too!), for you. Would it be logical for people who choose to play lawn darts in the middle of a driving range to complain about all the golf balls flying by and almost hitting them? No. Would it be logical for people who choose to play a game of chess in the middle of a basketball court during a game to complain about all the people running around and bouncing that ball everywhere? No. Then how can people who choose to practice lacrosse in left field during a baseball game complain about having balls hit at them? To tell you the truth, I just don't know.

Finally, on another note, both male and female members of my team were upset to find out that you were subject to comments about "chick lacrosse" players and are truly sorry that anyone would make such comments to you or your teammates.

Craig Thibodeau
Hon. Comp. Sci. II

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