A new set of seating is being torn down outside the Plymouth Wildcats varsity boys’ baseball field, not long before the season begins, because the fields for boys’ and girls’ athletics must be equal.
A group of parents raised money for a raised seating deck by the field, as it was hard to see the games through a chain-link fence. The parents even did the installation themselves, and also paid for a new scoreboard.
But, after a complaint, the U.S Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights investigated the new addition and says it must be torn down. It says the facility was no longer equal to the girls’ softball field next door, which has old bleachers and an old scoreboard.
Mmmm. US Federal Government. Stupidity squared. Here’s the fun part: now that the bleachers are torn down, boys’ baseball field has no bleachers and girls’ field does. I think the Feds should investigate and demand girls’ bleachers be torn down as well. In the name of equality, of course.