and, as usual, I don’t feel great about it. Both coaches on the visiting side were a-holes. Screaming at their players and just doing a bad job. (and the teams played well…both games ended like 6-5 in walk off fashion) At the plate conference, the manager was grumpy and bitching that he was by himself…then, a few minutes later, he was arguing with a parent/coach on the bench and was looking for me to help him get the guy off the bench so we could start the game. Then, a few innings later, the guy is coaching…very strange and they both irked me.
I had the plate the second game and the parent/coach was coaching 1st. He argued a fair/foul call (“can’t you see the line?”) and then loudly complained that a called strike was high. I should have addressed it but i ignored it, but it annoyed me. So at the end of the inning i walked over and gave him a stern “coach, i don’t want to hear anything else about balls and strikes ok?”…which quickly turned into an ejection. I think if i had confronted the coach as soon as he argued, i still would have had an ejection – but at least I wouldn’t feel like I went looking for it.
I believe this is my 4th ejection. 2 coaches and 2 players (1 adult and 1 kid). The kid is the only one i feel good about – i probably contributed to the others.