Corey Surrency is still in NCAA limbo, due to obscure rules designed to punish the least deserving of offenders. Well, let’s add the Iowa High School Athletic Association to the list of organizations deserving of our scorn.
Jim Gabella, coach of the minor league Burlington Bees, thought it would be a nice gesture to let his son Cody get a couple at-bats in an exhibition game. And it was nice. Everyone had fun, and their hearts were warmed. Except the IHSAA. They banned Cody Gabella from playing baseball for one season, effectively ending his high school career.