Long time visitor, first time poster!
Question from a high school JV game last night. Great game. Great pitching. VT won 3-2 with HT stranding runners at 2nd and 3rd in the bottom of 7th to end the game.
Had a situation in the game that I want your take on.
I'm on the dish. Early in the game BU has a pulled foot at first safe call. HT head coach comes out and politely asks us if we can get together on the call. We get together, we decide to go with the original call of safe with pulled foot. My partner calls safe as we break our huddle and multiple HT coaches and players loudly object from the dugout. I motion strongly with my hand raised in a "stop sign" toward the dugout and say "GUYS WE GOT TOGETHER, THERE IS NOTHING MORE TO TALK ABOUT". They all shut up, game proceeds.
Two innings later, bases empty, there is a close play at first for an out, and one of HT coaches (not sure which one) very loudly and sarcastically yells from the dugout, "OH ARE YOU SURE HE DIDN'T PULL HIS FOOT!?"
I call TIME. I walk over to HT dugout and point to head coach and say, "That's your warning coach". He knew exactly what I was talking about, he shut his coaches up, game proceeded with no more incidents.
Would you have handled anything differently, and if so, how?