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08-18-2012, 11:13 PM
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Originally Posted by AV18 View Post
I umped throughout high school, but only did softball so it wasn't too bad. Never tossed anyone but came close once. Ended up filing a complaint about the coach, and it turns out I wasn't the only one and he ended up being banned from coaching. But even doing games for 10-14 year olds got annoying after awhile because the parents were so freaking obnoxious.
Yeah, this guy was a known troublemaker and it was only a matter of time. The other umpires loved me after that, and the guy never coached again because in our league you had to apologize before the board if you were ejected, which he never did.

I never remember the parents being too bad, and the bleachers were pretty close. But our league had a rule banning parents from standing right behind the backstops, which helped.

The only thing that ever bothered me were the occasional long games with the 8-10 year olds where no one could throw a strike.

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