Pebblebrook learning about life on the road
by Carlton D. White
cwhite@mdjonline.com
March 25, 2013 12:44 AM | 1466 views | 6 6 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Pebblebrook’s baseball team has had a rough season so far, but it’s not entirely its own fault.

The Falcons, who are 1-13 overall and 0-6 in Region 4AAAAAA have played all of their games on the road this season because of problems at their home field.

According to athletic director Kevin Locke, strong winds that ripped through Cobb County near the end of February or in early March damaged structures at the baseball facility that required major repair. Among the items affected by the winds were the dugouts along with power to the facility.

“It was sometime in early March or at the end of February,” Locke said. “There was some damage done to the baseball facility. Strong winds came through and knocked out the power, so there’s no electrical power down there. The home team side of the dugout had the roof blown off, so that needed to be fixed.”

With so much damage, Locke touched base with Cobb County athletic director Steve Jones to discuss the Falcons’ options, and the leaders of both organizations decided to shut down the field until repairs could be made.

“We decided that without the dugout cover and not having any lights, the baseball facility was an unsafe environment for the students and the fans. The Cobb County School District and its athletic department has ensured Pebblebrook that we will have home games before the season is over. Once the power is restored and the roof is repaired, the team will get to play ball at home.”

According to Locke, the damage occurred before any home games had taken place. Repairs to the facility are being taken care of by the Cobb County School District and its athletic department.

“Everything is being handled by the county,” Locke explained. “The scoreboard is under warranty, which is good, and our booster club has helped out tremendously.

“They’ve made sure the students are being taken care of. I anticipate the facility will be back up and running in the next two weeks.”

Attempts to reach Pebblebrook coach Brad Bond to discuss how this has affected his team have been unsuccessful.
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Pebblebrook Parent
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April 16, 2013
Bottom Line: At Pebblebrook, if it isn't Performing Arts, it just doesn't matter. Just look at the fact that baseball game attendance by the Administration is spotty at best.
Pebblebrrok Parent
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April 15, 2013
As the parent of one of the present players as well as a past player, I must say that I can see a difference in the program. The coach, principal and administration show an overall lack of concern for the baseball program as a whole this year. Whether they know it or not, if "WE"(Pebblebrook) don't care, not one else will care either. Why would Cobb County feel the need to provide better for our children if our own school officials don't seem to care. I know that baseball is not a big money maker, but the boys love it. We have some good players on our team, but they feel that no one cares about their team. That has dampened their spirits and it has shown in their performance this season.
Tax payer
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April 14, 2013
This article says a lot about the cocah, as well as the school adminitration. If the coach does not stick up for his players, it shows in the results....
Jeff Baker
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April 10, 2013
I am a retired P.E teacher,coach and umpire.I can

assure you that if the principal and athletic director sincerly disired to have the youngmen who represent Pebblebrook to play at home,there is no way that a whole season will be played on the road.Excuse me,I forgot that their children have not and will never be a student at Pebblebrook.No commitment equals no results.
Pebblebrook Parent
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March 25, 2013
If this would have happen at any other school do you think Cobb would have handled this situation differently?

Let's us compare facilities on the southside of Cobb to the North and the East.

No comparison.
Pebblebrook Parent
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April 06, 2013
There is no way this would have happen any where in north or east Cobb. The team practice on this field everyday but they say it not safe why are they on the field? This just not right. I think Pebblebrook school MS Perkins does not care about sports programs in the school. This is why a lots of sports player leave the school and go to other school . Some one please help this program !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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