Really dude? Are you seriously yelling and slamming your hand down loudly on the metal storage bin holding the ball equipment?
At my KID?!?!
Oh yeah- you did. I heard you from across the field where I was talking to other moms and pretending to not be watching each and EVERY move and call my son makes as umpire.
And now…I’m sitting right here on the bleacher, behind the plate…between your sorry arse and my son’s ears….listening to every word you say and if you even think of being unsportsmanlike towards my 13 year old KID who is umpiring 8 year old boys baseball…………I will be quietly reminding you where we are and how we, as adults, should behave and model attitudes we want to foster in our children.
In my head…..I will be ripping your arse a new one. Who the hell do you think you are?!?! Leave the kid alone?! They.are.kids.
There is a reason the first year umpires are placed with this league – the kids are still learning to play ball and my kid knows ball but is learning to umpire.
I continue to read about bad behavior…by parents at their children’s sporting events. What is WRONG with people?!?! I get into the game and have been known to quietly disagree with a call but never would I yell or SWEAR?!?! at an umpire. N.E.V.E.R. Or at another player. Trash talking is NOT cool. We tell the other team’s players nice hit if they rip one out of the park…or good job pitching…or nice scoop there catch!
I grew up in an umpiring and referring family. My dad refereed and umped high school sports mainly…and some college here and there. (Only once…ONE time did he referee my game…that’s a story for another post…let’s just say I didn’t say a word to him for three days!) Never did I see players think about mouthing off to my dad. The coaches may try…and get kicked out. The players may try..and their coaches would squash that crap immediately. Parents knew their place.
Now….we as parents are regularly reminded to have good behavior. Even have to sign contracts for some sports. I think it’s a sad thing that we have to agree IN WRITING to behave…like adults.
I think everyone should be held accountable for their actions. But the act of being a complete and total idiot?!? You should get your arse kicked out and that’s that. “Ain’t nobody got time for that.”
Excitement is one thing. Stupidity and meanness is another.
Come on parents. Let’s do this right. Let’s show our kids how to behave and teach them the proper way to play sports. And the proper way to dispute. Disputing is all good. When done properly and in an UNTHREATENING manner. In doing his job, by showing a bunch of 8 year olds that yelling at a big kid gets no results (he held his ground – GO my KID) my son showed more integrity than this individual has in the tip of his tiny finger.
EJ out – to catch puke from Littlest Spawn. Happy First Night of Summer…gah.
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