In this Q&A, coach Paul Gibson discusses the recent improvements to the Bell baseball field.
Q: Was there a specific need for the new baseball fields? Or was it just “time” for a change?
A: For most of the fieldwork, it was just “time” for normal upgrades. Due to use and weather, baseball fields need to be upgraded every two to three years.
Q: Did you have a say in the end product, or did you trust your contractor?
Q: Has the new field met your expectations?
A: So far, so good.
Q: How do you hope the new developments will affect your team’s morale?
A: I do believe it gives them a sense of pride in the way the field looks. Hopefully the fact that the field is in better shape, it will take away any excuses.
Q: How has the team helped in the process of the field?
A: The kids and their parents do a great job of fundraising and getting involved in raising enough money for the project to be done. The cost for the whole project is between $17,000-$20,000. And the baseball program has to pay for all but $7,000.