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One heck of a young man

Dear Editor:In response to Tristan Kanipe’s letter on May 3:It takes one heck of a young man to stand up and be accountable for his actions, and I am not at all surprised that Tristan Kanipe would be one of those young men. Many of us make mistakes due to frustration and confusion, and we say and do things that do not represent who we really are 99 percent of the time. Having coached Tristan for many years in baseball, I found very few with as much character, honesty and all-around good nature as Tristan. I applaud the fact that he can take his weak moment and poor decision-making last Saturday and share it with so many with pure sincerity. It feels good to see a young man stand up and say, “I blew it.”Having spoken to Tristan after the game yesterday (a game he had to miss), it can be said that the punishment of missing such a great game was more then punishment enough.Rick RyanAspen

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