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Petition to Milwaukee Brewers

Bubble wrap Christian Yelich for every at bat of the 2020 season

PROTECT OUR MVP!! Christian Yelich of the Milwaukee Brewers, reigning National League MVP, fractured his kneecap on Sept 10th after a fouling a 79.8 mph slider off of it. With Yelich on the ground in very obvious pain, Brewers manager Craig Counsell and Brewers athletic trainer Rafael Freitas ran to examine him at the plate. After an examination, which consisted of a failed attempt to extend his leg and stand, Yelich was pulled from the game.  In result, Yelich will disappointingly miss the remainder of the 2019 season. Throughout the season, Yelich's performance was outstanding; he was one of the top leaders in several categories including AVG, HR, and SB. Entering the game, Yelich was the leader SLG and OPS. Fans have even been looking forward to him joining the 50/30 club. Unfortunately, Tuesday's game has put a halt to that. Such a shame to see a man with such potential run into such a problem (or really, have the problem literally run into HIM). This devastating news broke the hearts of Yelich fans everywhere, as it should have. A simple foul ball led to so much worse than its worth. Yes, batters use their discretion to decide how much and what type of protection to wear at each at bat. Yelich wears thin knee pads, but after Tuesday's game, it is obvious that they were not effective in doing the one thing they swore to do: PROTECT HIS KNEE. Therefore, I propose that we remove this discretion from him and instead, choose for him what protection he wears. The type of protection I have in mind has proven to be reliable in countless cases. It has been in the every day lives of people, athlete or not, for more than 50 years, providing cushion and protection to our valuable and sacred belongings. Among reliable, it is well known, and most of all, fun to everyone: BUBBLE WRAP!   If we bubble wrap nearly Christian Yelich's entire surface area for every at bat in the upcoming season, he is sure to get the protection he needs and deserves. Plus, he looks great in everything he wears (or doesn't, am I right??! Thanks ESPN Body Issue). With this change, we can eliminate future injuries to OUR MVP! Join us in the change!

Miranda Ramirez-Vang
22 supporters
Update posted 4 weeks ago

Petition to Henry County Board of Commissioners, Commissioner Bruce Holmes

Save Cochran Park Baseball in Stockbridge!

Save Historic Cochran Baseball Park in Stockbridge! Georgia Showcase Baseball and several other youth baseball teams are organizing a community petition to keep Cochran Park baseball in Stockbridge open instead of uprooting children. Why because Cochran Park in Stockbridge was allowed to fall into disrepair by Henry County Commissioner Bruce Holmes and Henry County Parks and Recreation while spending $8 million on a new park in the Fairview area of Henry County near the DeKalb County line. Closing this County Park will leave Stockbridge children without any sports fields inside the city limits. Parents will have to transport t-ball aged kids to Hidden Valley from Stockbridge to play on the same fields as teenaged kids. This is wrong when Henry County should fix Cochran Park after allowing it to fall into disrepair. Please note: No imminent safety issues exist in the baseball fields according to the parents and coaches. They feel this is a smokescreen to move the baseball fields out of Stockbridge. We are asking for an actual engineering assessment of any safety issues at Cochran Park and a complete remodel for baseball with upgraded equipment, structures , and fields Elton Alexander Stockbridge City Councilman statement on the closing of Cochran Park: Stockbridge residents and businesses pay more taxes to Henry County than the unincorporated areas in Fairview because Fairview has no industry and very little in business besides the Fairview grocery stores . Stockbridge residents and businesses who pay a lion-share of the taxes in Henry County deserve a quality Henry County Park in the city limits for our children. I have complained for years on the condition and maintenance of the facility with little to no reinvestment compared to $8 million transferred to a new park in Ellenwood. Fix Cochran Park don’t close it! I fully support Coach Craig and Coach Parrish who are leading the efforts to save Cochran Park baseball in Stockbridge! Out of $26 million in the proposed Splost V in District 5 none of that money is being spent in the Stockbridge City limits, the most densely populated area in Henry County. Cochran Park is not being closed over these sudden safety issues it is being closed because City of Stockbridge officials had the nerve to collectively call for improvements and upkeep of the park after it was allowed to fall into disrepair by the Commissioner of District 5. This after the city was forced to take over maintenance of Hwy 138 because no maintenance was being provided by the District 5 Commissioner with all of Hwy 138 falling in District 5. With most of the voters and business tax base for District 5 in Stockbridge you would think many of those dollars would be returned to maintain the county roads and facilities in the city but out of $50 million in Splost collected in District 5 almost 95% of the money leaves Stockbridge and goes to the Fairview area. Please reopen Cochran Park safely and reinvest in new equipment to keep baseball at Historic Cochran Park honoring the wishes of the Cochran Family who donated the land for kids in Stockbridge. Let's play Baseball at Cochran Park!

Because We Care Henry County- Atlanta South
1,367 supporters