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  1. The only time I had any encounter with either of these teams was when I was supervising some of our younger umpires and one of the teams just happened to be playing. No prior history whatsoever with either teams or coaches for that matter.
  2. I am about ready to lose it. Little League game, just trying to have a season and this is their championship. My partner is a no-show, that's fine I've done the majority of my games 1-man this year. The 1st inning I'm already hearing it from the VT dugout (These are 11-12 year olds...), this goes on for about an inning and a half until top of 2nd 2 outs batter hits a ball that looks close to the line. I see it foul the whole way and call it as such. The VHC is IRATE, screaming about how that ball was fair and I missed it, to which I immediately warn him. Following the inning, I warn their bench that any more of this and they're gone. Fast forward to the bottom of the 4th, runners on 1st and 2nd 1 out, the batter hits a fly ball in the infield that I immediately signal an infield fly. Following the conclusion of the play I reaffirm my call, to which the HHC storms over to me screaming "are you joking?!" followed by him trying to argue that it was not even close to being an infield fly. He starts to get more and more aggressive to the point where I toss him. He storms off the field and heads to the bullpen, to which I tell his assistant to get him to leave. The league's VICE PRESIDENT tries to step in and prevent him from getting tossed but to no avail, I'm not restarting the game until he's gone. At this point everyone is out for blood, the VP is fuming on the phone with the board because I tossed his buddy out, and the parents are about ready to rip my head off. Finally we resume. After 5 innings we're passed our time limit, the sun is down and we don't have any lights at the field. I go to the VHC to explain the situation and that we're done. He is absolutely IRATE, screaming how I'm screwing over his team and calling the game "30 seconds" after the cutoff (more or less a few minutes). I tell him there's nothing I can do (I have rules to follow) to which, the SAME coach who asked me earlier in the inning to go by the books definition of the time limit, goes ballistic again, to which I tossed him. Following that Mr. Vice President decides he needs to talk to me. He goes on about how the board'll be having a conversation on "rule interpretations", after which he's done talking and I left the field. What gets me about this one isn't the fact I tossed both coaches, it's the fact that this VP had the balls to try and override my control over what occurred on the field. Pretty sure I've got it all out, I'm going to go grab a cold one now.
  3. I agree with you completely. I made sure to list in the report that the incident was too prolonged and he should've been ejected earlier. I appreciate the feedback!
  4. I'm right behind the mound for these games, so I was only 15-20 feet away and he was loud enough that it was fairly clear from where I was.
  5. 2 ejections in 2 weeks? This is definitely not my year! 1-man Babe Ruth (U18) using OBR. Top of 1, pitcher is struggling to find the zone. He throws a dozen or so pitches outside on the batters box line or further, his coach screams "Where were those pitches?!" and I tell him they're outside. He gives the most oh-my-god-are-you-blind expression I've seen while umpiring. He decides to use a visit to say to his pitcher "I'm going to take all the damn time I want. Obviously we're not going to get the f---ing corner so just throw it down the middle" before leaving. For the next couple innings I can hear him bickering about pitches with his coaches but nothing too egregious until the bottom of the 3rd. His team is batting, the pitcher throws a pitch that looked like it was at the top of the batters zone for strike 3. As soon as I call the pitch that same oh-my-god-are-you-blind expression comes out. He's just laying on a chorus of "Wow! Oh my god!"' followed by a half a dozen or so "That's unbelievable never seen that one before." Finally I warn him and get another oh-my-god-are-you-blind expression from him. The next pitch is a ball at the knees that I call a strike, to which he immediately says in a sarcastic tone "Oh my god! What did we ever do to you!" to which I immediately eject him. He storms out of the dugout screaming at me "Do you know why you threw me out?! It's not because we're getting s---kicked, and you're kicking us while we're down, it's because you're f---ing terrified! You're scared! If you want to do this at this level you need to grow a f---ing backbone!" to which I tell him he was thrown out for arguing balls and strikes. He doesn't like that and tries to reaffirm that I'm "terrified" (Buddy I've umpired more games than you've coached. If anyone's terrified at this point it's you.) before he walks away screaming. After he gets back to the dugout, he decides that he's going to take his sweet time getting his stuff, adding half a dozen "You're terrible" while doing so. Finally when he leaves the field proper, he decides it's a good idea to linger around the backstop and s--- talk and brag with some parents right in plain sight (Bragging about your ejection to parents isn't cool coach.) After the batter strikes out, he decides he's not going to go anywhere. I tell him that he needs to leave, and I get yet another oh-my-god-are-you-blind expression before his assistant (acting HC) tells him to leave. It's truly a shame because that entire team was really good except for him, and his assistants were great to work with, but once you eject the coach you almost always lose the team. But what can you do? Coaches will be coaches.
  6. Whenever I warn I usually say the coaches/players name and "that's enough". Wasn't able to get the coaches name so it was just a simple "that's enough"
  7. Well folks, the inevitable happened. One-man Babe Ruth. Top of 3rd, 1 out, runners on 1st and 2nd, VT batting. Batter hits the ball to the fence. R1 and R2 come around to score while BR is heading to 3rd while the left fielder is throwing to 3B. 3B receives the ball and tags BR on the back before he reaches base. As soon as I signal him out, OHC over at 3rd immediately started protesting, yelling "there's no f---ing way he's out!". I explain why I called him out, to which he continues to protest, throwing in half a dozen or so "that's terrible"'s. Finally he yells "that's bulls---", to which I immediately warn him. As I'm walking back behind the mound, he proceeds to keep yelling "that's bulls---" and "that's terrible" over and over again, to which I warn him again. He then proceeds to say "that's bulls---, get better!" to which I immediately eject him. HC, who has the most "what the f--- did I do?!" look on his face immediately comes towards me, asking what he said and continuing to say (wait for it) "that's bulls---". I tell him that you can't keep arguing and I warned you multiple times, to which he brings up a play a 1st from the previous inning, trying to justify that he wasn't excessively arguing. Finally, he finishes off with a "that's bulls---, get better!" before leaving the field. Had the VT players and parents riding my ass for the rest of the game, but I just ignored it, knowing that if anyone else got tossed, the game would be a forfeit (VT had 9 players and 1 coach at this point). Anything I could've done differently? Anything I missed? Let me know!
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