Letter to the Editor; SSF Coach Phil Fioresi Sr Speaks on Field Conditions

September 12, 2018
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South San Francisco, CA   September 12, 2018 by Coach Phil Fioresi Sr.

 

Everyone look at the kids in these pictures, now multiply them by 30 or so then add all the kids that play flag football, soccer, add some more for girls’ softball. These are the people our current and past city council members school board members and other city officials have forgotten about.

 

Our kids play on the worst fields from San Jose to Sacramento, and as a guy who has coached for 23 years in SSF I’m here to say it’s time for all of us to stand up and VOTE!! We need to have people in office that listen to us, not just give you a great answer when confronted then forget about you. When you fill out your ballot think about these kids.

 

As a little league baseball coach in SSF for 23 years I want everyone to know, we have the worst fields from San Jose to Sacramento. I would like everyone to also know our SSF Bronco and Pony teams have had to hold their tryouts in San Bruno the past 2 years because our fields are so bad.

 

I am embarrassed as everyone should be and it is in my opinion a dereliction of duty of our city officials (Council and School Board). It’s no secret and it’s not like for the past 15 to 20 years we have not complained about it, and been promised something would be done yet nothing has been. I also took a shot at coaching Soccer at one point and let me say this is not only is a problem with the baseball fields but Soccer fields in SSF. I say these people have had their chance and done NOTHING so VOTE THEM OUT! No incumbent will or should get a vote, they have been BSing us for long enough.

 

If anyone wants to hear more about this you can message me. I’ll even talk to you about my opinions on all the crazy building and traffic going on in SSF

 

 

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5 Responses to Letter to the Editor; SSF Coach Phil Fioresi Sr Speaks on Field Conditions

  1. Raul
    September 13, 2018 at 6:11 am

    Phil is right, my son received a broken nose from a bad bounce and I knew it was going to happen because the field he was practicing on is so bad I anticipated a kid being hurt badly turned out it was my son . I always taught him to stay in front of a ball that it would hit him in the chest and only be a stinger not this time it him straight on the nose he was traumatized for a year I thought he would never be the same lucky he got his confidence back he’s always been a great player and has been on every single all star team . unfortunately he is now attending el Camino high school I went to watch a practice and was appalled of the field conditions this is a embarrassment

    • Jo
      September 14, 2018 at 8:55 am

      I AGREE!!!! Councils/school board are developing ALL THESE APARTMENTS/CONDOS…..and SSF is looking more like SOUTH SHITTY – FIELDS/ROADS/WEEDS/OVERGROWN TREES /TRASH…. and I can go on and on…..VOTE!!!!! AND DON’T GET ME GOING, ON THE TRAFFIC..WITH ALL THESE BUILDINGS GOING UP AND “NO” ADDITIONAL ROADS….GOD FORBID THER’S A LARGE EARTHQUAKE…….WHAT A DISASTER/NIGHTMARE IT WILL BE!

  2. your neighbor
    September 16, 2018 at 11:34 pm

    Link doesn’t work.

    • Editor
      September 17, 2018 at 11:08 am

      Hi Your Neighbor,
      We have just checked the link and it does bring you to the facebook page of Phil Fioresi Sr which is where he asked to be messaged. We do not have other contact information for him.
      Thank you.
      -ED

  3. MINA A RICHARDSON
    September 26, 2018 at 10:01 am

    Hello Locals,

    SSF has the money to spend on the fields, but now says the money has to come from the developer fees but we have to wait until end of construction to collect them!~ It is misleading for the city manager to hold that condition over residents and we should not tolerate it.

    He knows the community is tired of the building, and to brazenly place such conditions to fix our pot holed fields that were awful at the “Concert in the Park” is (fill in the blank)

    People walking around on the grass noticed the pot holes in the stage area; you could easily turn your ankle just walking imagine running and jumping at soccer practice.

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