misnomer Posted Wednesday at 05:42 PM Report Share Posted Wednesday at 05:42 PM Well, I knew it would happen eventually, but not this quick. I've been working for about two months at this point and have honestly really enjoyed it. I've had very few issues with coaches and parents and have had the incredible luck to have a mentor who works at a very high level being willing to talk to me and help me learn the ropes. However, I had my first ejection last week and wanted to get the opinion of the forum. For context this was a freshman game between two local private schools which I was working solo (solo is normal for sub-varsity apparantly. My few first HS games were with the association closer to where I go to college and they were 2-man but I digress). Anyway, Team A had been arguing with me and chirping at the other team since first pitch. While the SH*# talk calms down after a very calm discussion with their coach. However, the arguing consistantly escalates as the game rolls along. Fast forward to bottom 6. Team A is up and I call the batter out on a close play at first that I am confident that I called correctly. The bench explodes but I shrug it off. It was a bang-bang play and we'll move on. That is until the student manager decides to yell "call New York" and make the review signal. Now the ears are up. After a few minutes of the rest of the bench joning in with the call New York stuff, I take off my mask and say "that's enough. We're not doing that." A player on the bench then proceeds to sing Taylor Swift's Welcome to New York. While I am just as much of a Swiftie as anyone else, the song choice wasn't great, but I decide to shrug shake it off. The team continues to argue essentially every call that is even remotley close. Now we move to the bottom of the 7th. Team A's starting pitcher (who was the first to get on me in the game) is now up to bat. 0-2 count, he swings at a ball in the dirt, catcher tags him for the second out. The batter contests that he fouled the ball off. I did not see or hear anything that would make me thinl he made contact, so I stick with my call. After a good 10 seconds of arguing and me explaining that I can't call what I didn't see or hear, he finally walks off with a "you've got to be SH*#ting me." I ring him up, the coach huffs and puffs when I ask for his name and the players run their mouths until I get to my car. Thoughts? Questions? Comments? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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