Volume 91, Issue 18

Friday, September 26, 1997

Captain Scarlet


Lacrosse bad manners

Re: Disregard for intramural baseball game

To the Editor:
I am writing today to express my disgust at the lacrosse players who were practicing on the Huron flats baseball fields Tuesday Sept. 23, starting around 5 p.m.. This practice was held in left field of the west diamond about 10 metres from the infield gravel, but the location in itself is not that bad. There was, however, a Campus Recreation intramural three-pitch baseball game which had started at 4:30 p.m. already on that diamond, which I, and over 30 other students, were taking part in.

The lacrosse team (which I assume was the varsity team although I cannot be sure) showed little or no regard for the game taking place and despite our obvious anger and utter disbelief at their presence, would not move. There was, in fact, more than an entire empty soccer field worth of space not 20 metres from where their goals had been set up along our left foul line. There was also a vast quantity of space out past right field that the best of our players could not possibly have hit a softball.

I find it hard to believe that any group could have the gall required to do such a blatantly rude and arrogant act. Who in the hell do they think they are? An apology, however worthless, would certainly be appreciated, but an explanation would be even better since I can't possibly think of one myself.

Craig Thibodeau
Hon. Comp. Sci. II

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