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tales from behind the plate, April 30th


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I worked a high school double header on Saturday. Both games ended on a run rule after 4 innings. and both teams were gentlemen and played with good sportsmanship. There were no close plays or controversial calls, but one parent on the losing team was convinced we had screwed little Timmy (who wasn’t even a starter) out of his D 1 scholarship. He confronted us in the parking lot between games and was very aggressive, so much that we almost called the cops. Apparently he had started something with the opposing team, too.
 
The coach for this crazy guy was apologetic and promised to talk to the AD and have him banned. But during the second game, a player from the winning team jacked a home run to left field. Guess who was parked there, right up against the fence? :):):):)
 
His windshield was absolutely destroyed.  Of course, he accused the winning team of telling the batter to do that on purpose.  :):):):) If he could do that on purpose, he would already be in the MLB!
 
After the second game, we were escorted to our cars in case he tried to start something. He did, but we didn’t engage; we just kept walking to our cars.  I've never had to be escorted out of a game before, and what makes it the most crazy is that there was absolutely NOTHING close or controversial about the game.  Not.  A.  Single.  Call. 
 
I filed a report with our state’s athletic association to force their AD to ban the guy. He can't ignore it anymore; apparently the guy has been a problem all year.
 
UPDATE: I just spoke to the A.D., and the parent is banned from all further games!!!
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8 minutes ago, Marshal Mo Hare, SASS #45984 said:

He doesn’t know that he’s taking on someone who could clean his clock if provoked.

True, but I'd rather not go through the legal wrangling.  To be frank, after careers in the military and law enforcement, I'm rather tired of using violence, even though every time I did it was legally, morally, and ethically justified.  That doesn't mean I have to like it.

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1 hour ago, Black Angus McPherson said:

What's an "AD"?

 

 

1 hour ago, Cyrus Cassidy #45437 said:

Athletic Director.  It's a pretty standard abbreviation from high school through college nationwide.

 

 ..... sorta like an Athletic Support, ... but a bit higher up ....   ;)

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You did good under the circumstances by maintaining your cool and composure.

 

I had a friend of mine that I was on another high school's team. We practiced together occasionally and he truly had talent and a knack for the game. He had a dad like that. It really embarrassed him to the point that he quit the game which, in turn, killed whatever relationship was left with his dad. The last time I talked to him, it had been 15 - 20 years since he talked to his dad.

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There are both wonderful and awful "Sports Parents".  The worst IMO, and I've seen many, are those trying to live the life they wanted vicariously through their children.  No winner in that.

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23 minutes ago, Rip Snorter said:

There are both wonderful and awful "Sports Parents".  The worst IMO, and I've seen many, are those trying to the life they wanted vicariously through their children.  No winner in that.

 ..... them's the ones to which I refer ......   :(

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7 hours ago, Cyrus Cassidy #45437 said:

His windshield was absolutely destroyed.  Of course, he accused the winning team of telling the batter to do that on purpose.  :):):):) If he could do that on purpose, he would already be in the MLB!

Now that's the funniest part of this story!:lol: He'd also be making about 15 million a year!:P

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