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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Chardon Schools Investigating Urine on Baseball Diamond

Posted By on Tue, Jun 14, 2011 at 10:47 AM


Chardon has given us what will undoubtedly be the oddest headline we'll write all day.

Chardon baseball coach, Greg Fronk, has a leak, it appears. An anonymous call placed to the superintendent of Chardon schools streamed out news that Fronk continued a bizarre tradition among Hilltopper baseball players: he had his team urinate into a bottle and then poured the collected contents onto the pitcher's mound at the school's baseball diamond.

First, ew. Second, at least now we know that long-haul truckers aren't the only ones peeing in two-liter bottles. Third, ew. Fourth, who had the asparagus?

19 Action News, king of yellow journalism, reports that Superintendent Joe Bergant was not pleased with the news and plans to launch an investigation. (That should be fun for him.)

"The staff signs off on training, handling bodily fluids at the beginning of the year. All our employees go through that process so they know that those, no matter what the makeup, takes a certain, rubber gloves...thing of that nature," says Superintendent Joe Bergant.

While it may sound silly, the district is taking it seriously as a health and safety issue, taking steps to clean the dirt!

"We called the Geauga County Health Dept. Their recommendation was to disinfect the area even before we began this investigation so if there was anything on the mound that we took care of it," Bergant says.

Bergant plans to jiggle out the particulars, shaking the leaves to make sure no drops of evidence remain, and he'll wipe up the mess so the Hilltoppers can flush this silly incident down the drain and not distract from other student-athletes, like those who participate in water sports.

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