Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Coach tries to enforce rules

Wow - it's been over a month.  Sorry, I'll try to update more frequently, but I've been busy updating the main Baseball Rulebook Edge site and in the offseason it's hard to think of a lot of content.  Since I'm not on the field seeing situations to give me inspiration to write about them, I'll dig into my mental archives and talk about a situation that occurred a few years ago that ended with justice being served.

I'm the plate ump and I have no partner in a little league game of 9-10 year olds.  Early season game, a lot of these players hadn't played a lot and it showed.   Head coach of one of the teams is being really annoying - subtly questioning every call, and being somewhat verbally abusive to his players - never saying an encouraging word, just constant criticism, even when they made a play.   I can hear his own parents in the bleachers complaining about him.   Anyhow, as his team is batting and they get a runner on 2nd base, he starts yelling(!) at the shortstop of the other team to get off the base line.