Let me preface this post by saying that I am in no way attempting to garner support for my team or induce anyone to feel bad about the baseball situation at the University of New Hampshire. I imagine that few, if any, will even care. But I feel this needs to be said, perhaps more for myself than anyone who may be reading on this forum.
I currently pitch for the University of New Hampshire's club baseball team. Since intercollegiate baseball was cut from the University's athletic problem in the 1990s, the club baseball team is the only remaining semblance of baseball at the university.
The club baseball situation at UNH is a pathetic one. We have no field to play or practice on and instead must share time between a field turf s****r field and a gym for two or three practices a week. The university cares little about baseball and casts it off as second rate. We travel in vans and cars to the games, not in coach buses. Our spring schedule currently consists of 8 games and a one day tournament (assuming no rainouts). The league we are a part of for the spring season, the National Club Baseball Association, is unresponsive to our requests and does little more than collect our membership fees.
I am not looking for sympathy with this post, as I chose to come to UNH. Perhaps it is my fault that I didn't become an all-state pitcher until my senior year of high school or didn't pursue the option of playing baseball in college actively enough. That being said, to me it is a shame that New Hampshire's major state university is neglecting the sport that is America's pastime.