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Letters to the editor – Sunday – 5-15-11

Catawba players set good example
I felt compelled to tell someone of an accidental encounter my wife, Brenda, and our daughter, Amy, had on Friday, March 11, at the Wendyís Restaurant in Kannapolis. Brenda and Amy went into the Wendyís located at 1106 S. Cannon Blvd. in Kannapolis, and who was in the restaurant? The Catawba College baseball team and coaching staff. Usually, we only hear the bad things about our youth ó not so, according to Brenda and Amy.
They described to me how quiet and mannerly the Indian baseball team and staff were. They sat quietly while they ate lunch, talking and laughing, and having a good time in general. They were not loud, not even their laughing.
My wife spoke to one of the coaches and she commended him on how mannerly the team was. Brenda said that when it was time for the team to leave, the coaches got up and the team did likewise. The coaches didnít even have to tell the players ětime to go.î The players followed the lead of their coaches and automatically got up. The players even cleaned their own tables. Brenda said that when they left, they left their table spotless; probably cleaner than when they sat down.
The whole purpose of this letter is to say how proud it made me to hear of how the Catawba College baseball team and coaching staff carried themselves and how well they represented not only Catawba College, but how well they represented Salisbury, Rowan County and the Catawba family. The coaching staff should be commended for the quality of young men they recruit ó it certainly shows in their character and the way they handle themselves in public. They could have acted much differently ó- but they didnít.
Incidentally: Catawba, 5 – Newberry, 0.
ó Stephen R. Talbert
Landis
Talbert graduated from Catawba in 1966.

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