Baseball interest low at Proviso East

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Proviso East baseball coach Glen Lid once again tried to field a summer baseball team. The outlook at the outset was positive with a roster of 12 and most showing up for the first two games. The second week was a disaster. One player quit, one left for Mexico and others decided their priority was to attend football camp, which was being held at the same time as the baseball games. Lid had seven players available for the fourth scheduled game. That number dropped to just two at the start of Week 3. At that point Lid pulled the plug. The program will continue to struggle in the spring until a commitment of more than one week is made by the players in the offseason. The head coach can do only so much. Lid cares about the program and the players, perhaps too much. Many head coaches in the same spot would have quit long ago and nobody would have blamed them for doing it. Lid deserves better. The program could go belly up in the spring as well if Lid ever decided to resign. That day may not be far off. It’s sad to see how far the program has fallen.

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