We die-hard Cliff Dwellers have earned that name because we are at University of Kentucky baseball games in cold weather and hot, SEC games and not, to cheer on the hardest-working, nicest group of talented athletes one could hope for, led by a coach who proved his worth on and off the field as a teacher, leader and mentor.
Ask any parent of a player about Gary Henderson, and you will hear a litany of his fine qualities and how lucky their son was to have him in his life. Any communication from any fan was responded to, validating our individual and collective importance to the team. Henderson’s resignation is a blow to the team, the fans and Big Blue Nation. It is our loss and will be someone else’s gain. He will be sorely missed.
What everyone would like to see — including recruits — is a stadium worthy of the fine group of young men who grace the grass. Year after year we wait, watching other teams get their due. Is it finally going to be the Bat Cats’ turn? Let us hope so. Then, and only then, should anyone be thinking of sneaking a peek at the win-loss stats.