The mistake made by the College was to try to close the gap all at once. Admitting the mistake, we sat down in a series of discussions with the leaders of the adult baseball leagues. I have always held that when an issue is identified, it is relatively easy to find a solution satisfactory to all parties. That is exactly what happened in this instance. The leagues recognized the need to increase fees; the College realized that any increase in fees had to occur gradually. Because we do value the leagues and want them to continue summer games on the fields, we offered lower rates than for other potential users. We now have in place an agreement for the next two years with which all parties can live, the essence of a reasonable compromise. In the coming weeks, the College and the leagues will once again sit down to create a reasonable, responsible, mutually agreeable user fee structure and schedule for the future. League leaders have stated to me that they "look forward to the continuation of the constructive discussions that led to the current agreement and are excited about the opportunity to work on a long-term arrangement between the College and the leagues that can allow these valued community programs to continue."