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June 14, 2009

WE HOPE THIS MAN NEVER ATTEMPTS TO UMPIRE IN MIAMI

Umpire ejects entire crowd during baseball game

(Thanks to Steve [The Other Steve] Lancaster and nursecindy)

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Yerrr Out!
All of ya. Git.
No, not you Mom, you can stay.

I think somebody was having a bad day. I hope he had guards with him when he went to his car. Also does happy dance for getting posted!!

Nice job ncindy.

I am embarrassed to say that this is a fairly common occurrence at youth soccer games. Smaller crowd, of course, but no less psychotic. Hasn't happened to any of MY kids' teams of course, mostly because our true psychos are carrying clipboards.

♪ Take me out of the ballgame .... ♫

Fortunately, many major league teams have figured out how to empty the stands without help from the umpires.

He said he had to take action because fans were being unruly, yelling and arguing. I saw this story from a different source yesterday (don't remember where) in which it added that when the cops arrived, they, like the superintendant, did not see any unruly behavior. If this guy can't take some "yelling and arguing," he has no business being an umpire.

Ejectile dysfunction?

Anyone else think perhaps there's a slight possibility that alcohol may have been involved???

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Baseball? That's the one with the clubs, right?


OK, so I'm a little out of it. Not like THESE 5 Billion people! They are TOTALLY out of it! Nobody can even hear them until they explode!
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Well that had to take a while:
Ump: You're outta there!....and you're outta there!.....and you're outta there!...

Padraig--
I resemble that comment, except that my clipboard is by the medical kit in my bag.

In our league, the coach gets the red card if the parents misbehave. The team can't play until the card is retrieved from the league office.

At one tournament, I had to tell a parent to scream at me before the game started because as soon as the steward spoke to me I would be receiving a yellow card from the parent's behavior the day prior. He proceeded to scream at me for ten minutes, until just before the game started. I then walked to the steward and was shown a yellow card for the parent's behavior the day before. Had the parent yelled during the game, I would have received a second yellow card and have to leave the field. We had another credentialled coach on the sideline to take my place.

One Maryland team had to have parents remain 100 yards from the field for a few games.

One baseball game we had two of our parents get thisclose to a fistfight when one parent's behavior resulted in our getting a forfeit.

I hope the kids learned a better lesson than the parents, who probably didn't learn anything at all.

Time to suit up, put my credential around my neck and get yelled at for 50 minutes.

Padraig--
I resemble that comment, except that my clipboard is by the medical kit in my bag.

In our league, the coach gets the red card if the parents misbehave. The team can't play until the card is retrieved from the league office.

At one tournament, I had to tell a parent to scream at me before the game started because as soon as the steward spoke to me I would be receiving a yellow card from the parent's behavior the day prior. He proceeded to scream at me for ten minutes, until just before the game started. I then walked to the steward and was shown a yellow card for the parent's behavior the day before. Had the parent yelled during the game, I would have received a second yellow card and have to leave the field. We had another credentialled coach on the sideline to take my place.

One Maryland team had to have parents remain 100 yards from the field for a few games.

One baseball game we had two of our parents get thisclose to a fistfight when one parent's behavior resulted in our getting a forfeit.

I hope the kids learned a better lesson than the parents, who probably didn't learn anything at all.

Time to suit up, put my credential around my neck and get yelled at for 50 minutes.

Not My Usual Alias, don't forget your glasses.

When they say kill the umpire in Iowa, they are not using hyperbole.

I agree with Sio; the umpire was obviously drunk.

That or everyone else was drunk.

Just returned from Yankee Stadium 'Subway Series'.
I would personally like to eject my entire team.

METS = My Entire Team Sux

Sorry about the double posting. We lucked out that the more obnoxious parent was from the other team. The ref was good. And fifteen-years-old.

I loved their loud parent complaining about contact with the goalkeeper when their own coach yelled him down.

THIS and ONLY THIS is why a crowd should be ejected...

If the people would just sit real quiet and not move, the Ump couldn't see them and would think they all left.

I live a short distance from a big park and to get my fat butt of out the house I sometimes go and watch the little leaguers. T-ball is my favorite because the kids seem to have fun whether they are paying attention, digging holes in the infield, or playing with bugs. I guess it's their happy obliviousness. It's such a contrast to the small percentage of jerkball parents who have to scream and yell about EVERYTHING!!! Sometimes I want to tell them to just shut the hell up, let the kids be kids, and have some fun. They must have other plans though. Ya know...toughen up those 6 year olds before they turn into little wussies. Can't have any of that, right!!??

Dropping in for the first time in a long time... really nice to read you all again on my little stroll down Memory Lane.

Happy Birthday, insom!!

Hi, KDF. Hope all's well.

Happy Birthday, Insom. Now get some sleep!

*waves Hi! to KDF*
(so, would it kill ya ta drop in more often? :)

hb, insom!

frodolives --
When there is any doubt about the weather taking a turn for the worse (usually lightning and not tornado warnings) for the little guys, coaches park vehicles close enough to be emergency shelter.

One moron was using his flash from 75 feet away, trying to take a picture of junior. Flashes cause all coaches to yell "time" while we figure out if it was lightning. Getting 14 kids to shelter in a minute works, but you have to been really, really fast.

Brian--
Agreed that the idiot parents (and coaches sometimes) need to get a clue. My mother-in-law is no longer invited to my youngest's games because she booed umpires and refs -- while wrong, by the way. Ideally everyone cheers a good play. Every coach works to have a safe game. It doesn't always work that way.

I've coached and umpired before, and I actually cheered when I read this story! We've ALL wanted to eject the crowd before!

I think Dave has ejected his bloggal responsibilities today.... :(

Doesn't he know we don't have lives occasionally pop in for a laugh?

*Waves @ KDF!!!*

I agree BFF. I'm back from vacation and need my daily dosage of blog humor.

WAKEY WAKEY!!

I didn't realize how much I depend on this blog Siouxie and Punkin. When I see there are no new links I feel like I'm going through withdrawal. For heaven's sake judi or Dave post something! We're suffering here! I'll be fine.

Didn't anyone send anything in today?

NotSherly I could send in where Jon and Kate are celebrating their 10th wedding anniversary but who really cares? Does anyone think there will be an 11th?

NSherl?? I'm sure Jeff did. Yesterday. At 8 am ;P

The standard fan cheer for my son's soccer games (from both teams' parents) is:

I'm Blind!
I'm deaf!
I want to be a Ref!

NSherl?? I'm sure Jeff did. Yesterday. At 8 am ;P

Posted by: Siouxie | June 15, 2009 at 10:54 AM

Oh, like you didn't, Siouxie!

;)

I did send one or two things in but it was a fairly slow day. One I didn't send in - because it was almost too painful - concerned a 'Nearly Catastrophic' Testicle Injury (GNFARB).

Now I'm sure most guys would back me up when I say any testicle injury is catastrophic.

I had a guy in the ER one time who's wife had caught him in bed with the lady next door. She cut his brachial artery which was bleeding profusely, hit him in the head with a bat causing a concussion, and barely scratched his penis. Guess which one he was most worried about? I had to show him it was still there before he would let us sew up the artery. The doctor said I should have told him not to worry we had it on ice in the fridge. Men.

Jeff, the phrase "speared him in the groin" made me a little woozy. I can't imagine how that feels to you guys! YIKES!

Happy birthday, insom!!

Maybe, Jeff ;-P

Also...Catastrophic Testicles could BAGNFARB

Honestly, if my brachial artery was severed, it probably would be my first concern, unless say a carotid artery was also severed. Performance doesn't matter once you bleed to death.

Exactly, Elon (and cindy). The femoral is another where people bleed out quickly.

I had to show him it was still there before he would let us sew up the artery.

Wouldn't it have been funny if you could have held one up and said, "I have it right here?"

Well, maybe not funny to the adulterer, but the staff would have enjoyed it.

Jeff, I'm ashamed to admit this but I almost did that.

Once it is removed from its blood suply, how would you know that the staff enjoyed it?

*SMACKS* Chris. We weren't that kind of staff.

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