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Most Cringeworthy Littleleague Experiences

Discussion in 'College Baseball Forum' started by theboardref, Jun 14, 2017.

  1. theboardref

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    I have been around the game for a while even doing my fair share of coaching and there are always moments as a coach, prent, or player that just make an embarassment of the sport or the affiliation being dealt with. I wanted to hear some others experiences to see how bad it can be in other places, so i will try to keep it as brief as possible.

    As a senior in high school I was the head coach of a team who got called for an infield fly rule when the ball was at the height of the pitchers head. When I questioned the ump he asked if I needed to see the rulebook. Apparently he just discovered this new rule and was eager to try it out. Later he called a ball that was 10 feet foul a fair ball, but not before standing and staring at it for a solid 10 seconds allowing an inside the park homerun because he did not verbally say fair, but used an arm.

    The next story is a gem. My 5 year old nephew played in a championship tball game (so to clarify, a competitive rec Tball game in a town that has crap for baseball talent) they intentionally walked a player... That's right, they told the ump they wanted the kid to take first base, and better yet the ump allowed it. Embarrassing

    Last story, I go down to Alabama to see my cousin and his 8 year old kid is playing. The kid says and I quote,"Daddy I don't know how we are going to beat this team, they have the 5th ranked player in the state." As in, they assign rankings to 8 year old kids to evaluate how good they are... They also had 6 year olds playing at 60 feet bases to further the point of how much an embarrassment this is. If the kids weren't playing pitch and fetch they were running a ground ball from first to third to try and get outs instead of making throws.
     



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  2. SDPaddlefish

    SDPaddlefish Well-Known Member Supporting Member Level 1

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    I've got a couple, but I'll tell this one. I was in a 10-12yr old league and was an all-star shortstop, batting about .450. I was also one of the smallest kids in the league even tho' I was 12. One of my last AB's I nailed a hit dead center and it appeared obvious that it was going to be my first over the fence HR. Instead, it hit the top rail and bounced back into the field. Guess who was still standing at home plate watching what appeared to be his first HR! I got thrown out at second.:thumb:
     
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    little league umps make bad calls all the time, cant let any of them bother you and the parents that do look silly.
     
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    RobToxin Roid Raging

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    My only cringe story I have is taking a bad hop right to the mouth in sixth grade. When I had braces.
     
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    When my brother was in tball a couple of parents got into an argument and took it under the bleachers. They were pissed enough about a tball game to come to blows but had the dignity to find a private place where everyone could watch.
     
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    Half of my little league teammates wore jeans.




    Most of them are now in prison or make meth.

    Played a game once on a field that had baselines chalked. Between first and second and second and third. Lol. I'll never forget that day.
     
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  7. theboardref

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    Chalking the basepath hahaha. Do you even baseball bro?
     
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    Yea, my nose is crooked from bad hops, not to mention a few black eyes. One time when I was a kid I also got hit under my eye and got 7 stitches from it. Still have the scar, although it's faded over time. I deserved it, was getting ticked off and tried to swat the ball with my glove when my brother, future college pitcher, threw the ball. I was 12 I think, nearly needed reconstructive surgery or if it hit higher could have blinded me.
     
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    Pretty sure I hold the Ball Ground rec league record for most ejections.
     
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    Got hit on the elbow from a pitch when I was about 13. Got to take my base. While standing on first I starting feeling nauseous and through up all over myself and the bag. That did not make me popular with the ladies heading into 8th grade


















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    jwolt92 The voice of fuckin reason

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    Last pitch I ever threw in a competitive game was right before the post-season in college. Couldn't get a feel for the mound and 6 of my 7 warm up pitches weren't even close to the zone. First pitch was a foot and a half outside. Next pitch I hit the kid in the ankle, completely unintentionally. Ump tosses me for "having a bad attitude all game" (when I spent most of the game in the pen, away from him). I lose it telling him he's an effin d-bag and threw my glove clear into the dug out. Coach asks WTF I'm doing and I tell him I got tossed, he takes off and gets tossed. We then had 2 batters ejected by the same guy. So all in all, we were down 3 players and the head coach by the time the game ended. Ended up having to serve a 4 game suspension for a "violent ejection" and missed the rest of the season, and ended my career on that.
     
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    My Little League coach was a child molester...top that for cringe worthy.
    Luckily for me I wasn't his type I guess...
     
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    ummmm....does this count?

     
  14. theboardref

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    :L Balls and strikes are really subjective but there wasn't a damn thing subjective about that. Awful.
     
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    Knowing you can't argue balls and strikes, I'd have taken the bat to the ump.
     
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    11 year old me ejected the father/coach of a team for arguing one of my calls. How's that for embarrassing?
     
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    Hit a shot down the right field line past the Rightfielder. As I was going to round 2nd I tripped over my own feet and fell face first onto second base. I looked up at my coach and he was yelling for me to run to third, I yelled back at him that I was good where I was.


    I was about 15 at the time.
     
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    When I was about 7 years old, my coach would hold a bottle of Coke to get me to run the bases. I was addicted to soda when I was little.
     
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