I would like to write in regards to the April 16 comments that Danville softball coach Jerry Perry made about his team.
For years, Perry has seemed to find it prudent to release his frustrations through making comments to the media similar to those recently. I played for Perry for four years, and he always told us his words to the public were a ploy to get other teams to think that we didn't have a chance. Maybe he has told this year's team the same thing, maybe not. Either way, from experience, I know that his explanations don't take the sting out of his words.
Perry should realize that his words and actions are not transient. They have a habit of lingering with those who are affected by them for very long periods of time. My hope is that Perry's current players realize that his words are just that: words. They are nothing but sound waves coming forth from the mouth of a man frustrated by the fact that his coaching style isn't yielding as much success as he'd like.