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(NJ.com)   43-year old Little League manager shows 17-year-old umpire who's the boss   (nj.com) divider line 7
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2013-05-04 09:05:48 AM  
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All you middle aged moms/dads thinking of giving the teenage ump/ref a hard time over the baseball/basketball/hockey/soccer game. Don't, just don't.

Stop living out your dreams of pro sport glory through your kids. When you're that age, seeing someone's dad going after a teenager when you just came to have fun and enjoy a day out is really distressing. The number of people actually training to play pro one day is infinitely small. Some injustices in life are worth fighting over, a bad call by a teenager who is mostly doing it as a community service/first part time summer job is not one of them.

/played little league softball
//dad was just happy to see me exercising and playing with others
2013-05-04 08:33:55 AM  
2 votes:
Never touch the umpire.
2013-05-04 05:40:32 PM  
1 votes:

Dead for Tax Reasons: Friggin tony danza


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2013-05-04 09:52:08 AM  
1 votes:
I used to umpire for five and six year olds.  It was a nightmare.  And if you tried to eject a coach you had to write an incident report, which was enough of a deterrent to keep me from doing it.  Give me my $15 and let me leave when the game is over.  But I had a friend who ejected a coach, except the coach refused to leave, and then refuse to sign the scorecard at the end of the game, which was how the umpires proved they were there and got paid.

My strategy whenever there was an argument was to just put the coaches against each other.  "Hey Coach A, he never tagged the runner, but Coach B here thinks it was close enough for a five year old. So if you two can agree, I'll just go ahead and call your runner out?" Let them argue with each other for a few minutes while I got a cup of Gatorade.
2013-05-04 08:56:30 AM  
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dittybopper: Generation_D: Never touch the umpire.

Don't even argue with him.

I'm an assistant LL coach.  President of our league told us flat out:  We can challenge an ump if they misinterpret a rule (each team gets a rule book), but we can't challenge their judgement (ie., if a person is safe or out based upon what they saw).   If we give an umpire any shiat, they all have him on speed-dial, and he will have us removed.  We can respectfully disagree in the case of a rule violation, and escalate that to the director on duty if necessary, but that's it.


Is this the part where the coaches' real job is to teach how to respect authority and question it correctly without resorting to childish antics and/or violence, because they are role models?

Would be cool if it is.
2013-05-04 08:40:08 AM  
1 votes:
I umpired little league games from 13-16.  Never got punched, but god damn some parents were insufferable.

/It's really hard to speak up as a teenager when a 40 year old is red-faced and screaming.
//They never made me overturn a call, but I should've ejected more than 1 middle-aged guy in my career
///It's always the father trying to relive his glory days through his kid.
////99% of those kids wind up f'd in the head, 1% actually make it.  Either way the kid usually winds up despising the parent.
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2013-05-04 08:39:19 AM  
1 votes:

Generation_D: Never touch the umpire.


Don't even argue with him.

I'm an assistant LL coach.  President of our league told us flat out:  We can challenge an ump if they misinterpret a rule (each team gets a rule book), but we can't challenge their judgement (ie., if a person is safe or out based upon what they saw).   If we give an umpire any shiat, they all have him on speed-dial, and he will have us removed.  We can respectfully disagree in the case of a rule violation, and escalate that to the director on duty if necessary, but that's it.
 
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