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Today I had my 5th-9th games of the season, 8u coach pitch tournament ball. First 2 games were very competitive, a couple of really close calls, but the coaches and parents almost didn't even acknowledge we were there... It was some of the most pure and beautiful baseball I've ever seen. A kid hit his first HR, a team turned their first double play, and there was an on-the-run throw from a third baseman for an out (he stopped and just looked shocked he had just done that) just beautiful stuff. Both teams capped off the 2nd game with a prayer in center field that my partner and I were invited to partake in. I had an absolute blast, and it honestly renewed my love of the game.

The next game had 2 new teams. They were meh, coaches were a little pissy, but nothing too bad. 

Then came the last game... 2 new teams. The home team was killing the visitors 11-0 mid-way thru the bottom of 3 (15 after 3 was the mercy rule). Home HC is coaching 3B and keeps waving runners after the visitors can't make any sort or play. Then all hell breaks loose, 0-60 in about 15sec. As the ball is being tossed back to the coach-pitcher, one of the VACs just loses his @$!# and comes out of the dugout and about out to the foul line to scream like a lunatic at the HHC for his "great coaching" and waving runners while up by ~11. VHC is physically restraining him and trying to get him to calm down. I'm the PU for this game, and told him to can it and get back in the dugout. My partner is also yelling at the VHC to get his AC under control. VAC finally shuts up and stomps back to the dugout. Then decides to let a "THAT'S BULL" at the top of his lungs, so we dump his ass and give the VHC his official warning. Again: 8u coach pitch.... When the hell did this become acceptable?

So I'm 2 weeks into the season and I've already run an asshat, from a coach pitch game.... 

-BR

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The minute VAC comes out and yells at HHC, he's done. You can't have any tolerance for people from opposite teams getting into it.

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1 hour ago, udbrky said:

The minute VAC comes out and yells at HHC, he's done. You can't have any tolerance for people from opposite teams getting into it.

Funny you should say that. Lol The Site Director was pissed off enough to have the sheriff's office escort him from the complex. But, the Tourney Director calls me and wants to know why we didn't restrict him to the bench first... (Wtf??? :HS)

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3 hours ago, taa71458 said:

I'm guessing the record set above is number of umpires on the field for a coach pitch game?

I would much rather have it just be me and give me half of my partner's check hahaha

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You don't restrict assistants. 

 

"He left us no space. His first actions took us away from the typical IAWE structure and to not further instigate, I had no option but to eject him immediately"

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Besides... most rule sets, unless playing FED, do not have a restrict requirement. 

8 year old players, act like a jerk, go to the car. 

"I restricted him to the parking lot".

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Also... not a record. Lol

We are two days into the season. We have a transfering umpire eject a player from a team from the eastern half of the state, cause all their fields are under 6+ feet of snow, for MC. This happened around noon. So we weren't 24 hours into the season before the first ej. Lol 

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Arik, he ejected the kid because of MC? Or because their ball fields were snowy?

 

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Last year, in a college game, I had an EJ in the bottom of the first in my first game...start time was 6 AM. I set my record for earliest in the calendar year, earliest in the season, and earliest in the day.

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Who does anything on a baseball field at 6AM? Sounds like that player (maybe coach) wanted to go back to bed.

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4 hours ago, blue23ll said:

Arik, he ejected the kid because of MC? Or because their ball fields were snowy?

I guess the answer would be "both"?

The ejection was for MC. But he doesn't get it of the fields for those teams weren't covered in snow. So the teams had to come out here to play. 

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Going back a ways to the year NCAA changed the rule that a change of direction was not a pause.  First game of the season on a cold and windy night    the starting pitcher allows a bse hit on second pitch.  With runner on first he does the bounce and pitch thing I quietly advised him I need a complete pauseand recieved the stink eye.  He bounces through again and I call the balk.  His response is a FU. NO sheep on the field son he's done after four pitches into the top of 1 

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23 hours ago, Radwaste50 said:

First game of the season on a cold and windy night   

 

23 hours ago, Radwaste50 said:

done after four pitches into the top of 1

Sound strategy to get warm?

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On 3/11/2019 at 3:34 PM, BlueRanger said:

VHC is physically restraining him [the VAC] and trying to get him to calm down. . . . My partner is also yelling at the VHC to get his AC under control.

I'm curious what more your partner expected the VHC to do at that point. No real point to my question, I'm just curious.

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On 3/11/2019 at 12:34 PM, BlueRanger said:

Today I had my 5th-9th games of the season, 8u coach pitch tournament ball. First 2 games were very competitive, a couple of really close calls, but the coaches and parents almost didn't even acknowledge we were there... It was some of the most pure and beautiful baseball I've ever seen. A kid hit his first HR, a team turned their first double play, and there was an on-the-run throw from a third baseman for an out (he stopped and just looked shocked he had just done that) just beautiful stuff. Both teams capped off the 2nd game with a prayer in center field that my partner and I were invited to partake in. I had an absolute blast, and it honestly renewed my love of the game.

The next game had 2 new teams. They were meh, coaches were a little pissy, but nothing too bad. 

Then came the last game... 2 new teams. The home team was killing the visitors 11-0 mid-way thru the bottom of 3 (15 after 3 was the mercy rule). Home HC is coaching 3B and keeps waving runners after the visitors can't make any sort or play. Then all hell breaks loose, 0-60 in about 15sec. As the ball is being tossed back to the coach-pitcher, one of the VACs just loses his @$!# and comes out of the dugout and about out to the foul line to scream like a lunatic at the HHC for his "great coaching" and waving runners while up by ~11. VHC is physically restraining him and trying to get him to calm down. I'm the PU for this game, and told him to can it and get back in the dugout. My partner is also yelling at the VHC to get his AC under control. VAC finally shuts up and stomps back to the dugout. Then decides to let a "THAT'S BULL" at the top of his lungs, so we dump his ass and give the VHC his official warning. Again: 8u coach pitch.... When the hell did this become acceptable?

So I'm 2 weeks into the season and I've already run an asshat, from a coach pitch game.... 

-BR

I just can't believe a coach pitch 8U has two umpires?  I've seen where they don't even have one.

 

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On 3/11/2019 at 12:54 PM, taa71458 said:

I'm guessing the record set above is number of umpires on the field for a coach pitch game?

No kidding.  That they have any umpires in a coach pitch.

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On 3/12/2019 at 3:49 PM, Matt said:

Last year, in a college game, I had an EJ in the bottom of the first in my first game...start time was 6 AM. I set my record for earliest in the calendar year, earliest in the season, and earliest in the day.

6 am start time?  What is 6 am?

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1 minute ago, umpstu said:

6 am start time?  What is 6 am?

bed time

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Just now, udbrky said:

bed time

At my age it's probably another time I get out of bed, go to the bathroom and then dribble.  Ahh, to be young again.

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4 hours ago, umpstu said:

At my age it's probably another time I get out of bed, go to the bathroom and then dribble.  Ahh, to be young again.

I'll be 43 in 4 months.

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1 hour ago, udbrky said:

I'll be 43 in 4 months.

A babe.

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