Jeff Kent, a Times second-team, all-county selection last season and the starting shortstop this year at Edison High School, has been removed from the team for what Charger Coach Ron LaRuffa called an "attitude problem."
LaRuffa said he made the decision to drop Kent from the team last Friday. He was considering shaking up the struggling Chargers (2-5 in the Sunset League, 10-8 overall) by playing Kent at another position and said, "That was something (Kent) couldn't accept."
Said LaRuffa: "It was a bad case of senioritis. We just couldn't come to an agreement on what was expected of him and what he expected."