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(Pioneer Press)   Today's Father of the Year nominee threatens to shoot Little League coach because his son wasn't seeing enough playing time. With jail photo goodness   ( twincities.com) divider line
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2007-06-26 11:49:49 AM  
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2007-06-26 12:29:17 PM  

"I'm just sick of this. Everybody should be playing," Campbell said during an interview in the Ramsey County jail. "His (the coach's) kids are out there, and they're playing, and they're not as good as my kid."

Then you find out...

Campbell's son was up to bat, and Campbell said he swore softly and told the boy, "You need to swing."

So everyone is playing!
2007-06-26 01:53:52 PM  
Oooo, little league coaches suck. I wonder if this sto-

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2007-06-26 01:55:35 PM  
Holy shiat, that dude's chins spread out onto his shoulder/belly.

Coach should make a deal with him. Kid stays in one inning for each lap he runs the bases (at one stretch).

His brat will get two games of one inning and not play ever again after his fat fark dad drops dead.
2007-06-26 01:55:54 PM  
thanks, dad

/ball rolls between legs
2007-06-26 01:56:37 PM  

Hahahahaha, he's definitely got game.
2007-06-26 01:57:11 PM  
Jeebus, does every criminal charge have to have a "terrorist" slant thrown in with it? I swear, I bet throwing litter on the ground would result in a charge of terrorism against ants.
2007-06-26 01:57:53 PM  
Those anger management classes worked out nicely.
2007-06-26 01:57:58 PM  
People are way too involved with kids sports.
2007-06-26 01:58:04 PM  
I'm starting to think more and more that little league has nothing to do with the kids actually learning a sport, and everything to do with the parents living through their children. If their kid doesn't play, then the parent isn't playing, and thats how stupid shait like this happens.
2007-06-26 01:58:12 PM  
I ran a league in the middle '90s. Bloody nightmare. The 15% of parents like this guy really made it hard on all volunteers putting in their time. Glad mine are out and I don't have to deal with it any longer.
2007-06-26 01:58:40 PM  
Campbell said he then went to the stands and made a comment to his wife about Ambriz, saying, "The guy should be sent back to Mexico." Campbell acknowledged some people might perceive the comment as derogatory but said it was something he just "spit out of his mouth."

Ambriz said he was born in Chicago.

Yea, 'some people', meaning, pretty much everyone.
2007-06-26 01:58:41 PM  
To all parents,

Your little brats aren't the center of the universe.
2007-06-26 01:59:29 PM  
I think the coach is prolly a douche bag.

When I coached LL I played everyone a minimum of 3 innings. its little league for christs sakes.

the minimum requirement of 1 inning and one at bat is BS.
2007-06-26 01:59:34 PM  
"The guy should be sent back to Mexico."

This comment is what got him in trouble. He's done for.
2007-06-26 01:59:54 PM  
This is why I just quit coaching after 12 years. Can't take the parents anymore.
2007-06-26 02:00:17 PM  
Campbell denied the accusation from jail Monday and said he isn't one of those pushy parents on the playing field.

Well, no, he's not pushy. He's PSYCHO. There IS a difference.
2007-06-26 02:00:21 PM  
He's not even breaking a sweat doing those one armed push-ups.
2007-06-26 02:00:36 PM  
Uncle Fester?
2007-06-26 02:00:44 PM  
A football coach said, " 'Campbell, you're just a piece of s-.' That stuck with me my whole life," he said.

Seems the ol' ball coach was dead-on.
2007-06-26 02:03:19 PM  
AssHats like this are any coaches friggin nightmare. Everyone's kids are always better than the others. What the fark ever. I have seen more and more of coaches telling the parents to leave the kids alone during the game, my daughter's school coach would sit them for an inning if we talked to them or tried to coach them during a game. They only lost one game, and no parents went to jail.
2007-06-26 02:04:01 PM  
If you're this obsessed with your precious little darlings obnoxious little bags of shiat, then you need to seek professional help.
2007-06-26 02:04:17 PM  
"I don't go off the wall. Most of the time, I just shake my head and walk away."

But in other words, you pretty much always have some sort of issue. You can't just sit back and watch your kid have fun, you have to turn your son's game into something about you.

The dad has issues.
2007-06-26 02:04:21 PM  
I coach youth soccer and football for the last two years but I'm done. One encounter with a jerk parent turns every following practice and game into a tense situation. Nobody is out there making money, except I think refs get paid a pittance (HAH! Used to referee too, that's even worse, and the hardest thing I've ever done packed into one hour too), yet you can't punch a jerk in the face. Add in a couple of really good kids and then a couple of really bad ones too and you're off to a miserable day trying to make everyone happy.

And even in non-competitive, "for-fun" leagues everyone's alweys freaking about winning and playing time.
2007-06-26 02:04:42 PM  
I have a kid in travelling league baseball and I haven't seen any of his games yet. I try to make it to at least one of his games every year.

Maybe I'm just a curmudgeon, but I feel like I've usually got better things to do. If he wants to play baseball, great. Have fun. Just don't expect me to go to all your games.
2007-06-26 02:04:48 PM  
I think the worst parents are probably wrestling parents. Apparently there is nothing harder than watching your kid get his physically pounded by another person's kids. It brings out the worst in people.
2007-06-26 02:05:04 PM  
Glad I am done with rec sports now that my kid is in high school. I was a coach/administrator for 10+ years, and the parents get worse every year. They aren't there to watch little Timmy or Tammy play, they just want to biatch about every little thing they can think of. Total asshats, and I'm glad I'm done with them.
2007-06-26 02:06:22 PM  
He looks just like I thought he would, except I imagined he had a mustache too. Close I guess.
2007-06-26 02:07:46 PM  
"I'm just sick of this. Everybody should be playing,"

Your kid's probably a loser, just like you. Good jorb on reading "Better Parenting Through Vicarious Living".
2007-06-26 02:07:54 PM  
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2007-06-26 02:08:12 PM  
Chai - You have better things to do than go to your sons games? Like what? The comic book collecting you brag about in your profile? Bet he feels the love.
2007-06-26 02:09:36 PM  
The little league team I coach is made up mostly of kids of recent European and Asian immigrants so the parents tend to be pretty laid back since they know nothing about baseball in the first place. It still makes me see red when some poor kid on another team is being heckled by his own mother. Thanks mom.
2007-06-26 02:11:54 PM  
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2007-06-26 02:12:22 PM  
What's worse is when these asshats get a bug up their backside and decide to coach themselves....I had a bad experience with one when my daughter played Little League, and another in gymnastics (you don't yell at 3 yr olds and tell them they aren't working hard enough, they won't understand).

And this could just as easily have been a mom yelling and threatening people, I've heard my sister in law scream things at soccer refs that made me wonder if she'd come down with Tourette's.
2007-06-26 02:14:35 PM  
Police arrested Campbell, 46, of St. Paul, on Sunday on suspicion of assault and making terroristic threats.

Did he call a Jihad on the coach?
2007-06-26 02:15:09 PM  
Chaim Witz

I try to make it to at least one of his games every year. I feel like I've usually got better things to do. If he wants to play baseball, great. Have fun. Just don't expect me to go to all your games.

How noble of you to try to make it to one of his games every year. I'm sure he understand if you can't make it to that one game a year. No bother.

/Wow. Just, wow.
2007-06-26 02:15:19 PM  
No, really, everybody should own a gun.
2007-06-26 02:16:38 PM  

It takes a lot of work to maintain a house for one thing, jackass. I can't afford to call a handyman or repair guy everytime something breaks down. In the past couple of weeks, I've had to repair my washing machine and refrigerator. I spent nearly every night after work last week helping my father-in-law remove a huge oak tree that fell down where I work. On Saturday, I helped my dad take the roof off his house. Next on the list is replacing a patio door that has been leaking and ruining my kitchen floor.

So, yeah, I guess I often have better things to do.
2007-06-26 02:17:10 PM  
He really fills out that orange jumpsuit nicely, doesn't he?
2007-06-26 02:19:41 PM  
I've heard my sister in law scream things at soccer refs that made me wonder if she'd come down with Tourette's

You know what's fun? Bringing that sort of stuff again at festive family gatherings. Like during Thanksgiving dinner.

Wait until a pause where everyone is calming chewing on some food and then say, "Hey, remember that day at a soccer game when you screamed @@@#!#$%#@&$$@#!#$$!&&@%@!%% at the ref? That was hilarious."
2007-06-26 02:20:52 PM  
Poor kid. What a farking embarrassment to have for a father.
2007-06-26 02:20:56 PM  
Little League is a big popularity contest anyway.

/Wish my dad would have cared this much.
//Still bitter 25 years later.
2007-06-26 02:22:28 PM  
Chaim - May I suggest giving up the rock n roll band dream and getting a grown up job. Could probably afford a handyman, make it to more than 1 game a year and be home evenings with that child you sired.
2007-06-26 02:23:16 PM  
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I thought we all ready decided this guy was father of the Year
2007-06-26 02:23:24 PM  
Unless they've changed the little league rules, every kid is required to play at least 3 innings per game. If fatty's kid wasn't getting his 3 innings, then fatty has a beef. Not that he should have been a douche about it, but this article seems pretty one sided in favor of the coach.

\hates obnoxious sports parents
2007-06-26 02:23:32 PM  
Chaim Witz

"So, yeah, I guess I often have better things to do."

Have fun working on your house while son is being buggered by his coach.
2007-06-26 02:23:42 PM  
I'm going into my 3rd year of officiating football. It will probably be my last because of asshats like this guy.
2007-06-26 02:25:26 PM  
i was a litttle league coach with a friend in my early 20's, and having heard of this, we had all parents sign a permission that allowed us to pull their kid out of the line up if they behaved badly. worked like a charm. 2 people didn't sign it, so we never played their kid more than the 1 inning. we had some parents get snooty right at the beginning of the season, and only had to bench one kid before they got it.

2007-06-26 02:26:08 PM  

Came here to do the exact same thing, kudos to you sir.
2007-06-26 02:26:35 PM  
"I thought this was America!"

South Park captured little league perfectly. Baseball is a boring sport even when you're playing it, much less watching.
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