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  1. I don't think it's grasping at all. He's an assistant coach, very short leash to begin with. He accused you of missing two calls, possibly being biased towards one team.
  2. You told him previously "that's enough", there's his warning. When he stated "You missed the call over there before, and now this", he just accused you of cheating. Simple eject.
  3. 9-10 yr old? 1B Coach: "You're. Me:"Gone"
  4. LittleBlue, we didn't know and was a last minute decision since the visiting team was 1/2 an hour late due to traffic.
  5. "I would tell the manager of the pitcher to have his pitcher stop warming up during the Anthem simply out of respect. I'd imagine that he wouldn't have a problem with it." The thing is, I didn't even think that would have happened. The coach was at the end of the line closest to first base. I saw the kid jog down to the bullpen and then didn't think anything of it. I was looking elsewhere and the song started. As I pan over to the right field bullpen, there's the kid warming up. It's not like I could have done anything by then. I was really surprised a parent in the stands down that line didn't say anything since they were pretty close to them.
  6. No, I'm not going for the anthem standoff with this story. I had a varsity game yesterday on a picturesque day. Before the game both teams lineup on the foul lines for the anthem. VTHC sends his starting pitcher down to the right-field bullpen to warm up. As the anthem starts playing everyone is at attention, hats off and quite. The moron continues to warm-up thru the entire song. That really pissed me off! Is it just the kids now-a-days? Rant over.
  7. I'm not sure why you would even give this guy the time of day? He's on the other side of the fence. If he becomes a problem, which apparently he did, go to the home team coach and have him handle it. If he doesn't, put the burden on him and let him know he'll be the one taking a hike if he doesn't quite him down. Nothing good can come from talking to "fans" thru a fence regarding this type of behavior. Just my opinion.
  8. I don't do it and have never had anybody do it to me either. To me it looks bad and even though we know what's going on perception is everything.
  9. MC

    What age level is a bronco pony game and what rule set does this level use? Just wondering. Thanks.
  10. MHO.....too much talking. A very loud "KNOCK IT OFF" says two things....we're done talking about the strike zone and there's your warning. The next option he chooses to take will determine his fate.
  11. DC wasn't an umpire on this day so I wouldn't treat him as one. "He told me after the inning that he knew I was correct, but thought it was a crappy way to give up a run." Spoken like a true coach. You made the correct call.
  12. During the off season in your area check out any local indoor training facility and ask the coaches if they would mind having your umpires track pitches while their players are practicing. Any way to see live pitching will help. Just a thought...
  13. 13-15 is an excitable age. I would stress timing, positioning and slowing down their calls. Never give kids too much to remember, they have enough on their mind already. I'm not sure if you're a parent but remember, no kid likes to be lectured. My two cents.
  14. Right? I love hearing the people in the stands chirping about that. Everyone else (players/coaches) knew better.