My son is only in his second year of high school baseball, so I'm no expert on this. All this politcal stuff is beyond me. I havent heard this at our school, and from what I can tell, our best nine are playing. Of course I dont go to practice and see whats going on, but there doesnt seem to be anything blatantly unfair going on. I heard of a neighboring school where a parent donated an Iron Mike pitching machine in the fall, and the boy was cut in the spring.