I'm spending time at the Camp Jordan games this year. Overall, the parents are great. Last year toward the end of the season things got a little bit, just a little bit, too loud from time to time. I always enjoy the games and the people. Marvell, you should join us for a game sometime! It is 9 & 10 year old boys but the other fields have older or younger players.
Karyotic, we have the grandchilden to look forward to, and expect to have even more fun when they begin. The little girl is four, so she will be ready for T-Ball soon. I think that was the most fun of all. Hitters running to third when they finally collected, a mass of a dozen or more fielders converging on the rate ball that made it out of the infield-those were the days!
Our granddaughter "played" indoor soccer last year, consisting mainly of standing in the middle of the North River YMCA basketball court watching the ball get kicked around. She is getting a bit more coordinated and enthusiastic about playing games, so maybe next year.
And then the windows failed, and then I could not see to see
Today's game had some drama. Another coach actually used the BS word at our boy.
He was so excited to be running toward home that he plowed into the catcher. The catcher was standing 3 feet away from home plate and it would have been impossible for him to slide into home without running into the catcher. The catcher was fine and the boys were helping each other get up. The ball was still in the outfield and the kids were just overly excited. The children were fine about it until this insane woman ran onto the field shouting .. "throw him out" "that is bullsh*t" .. Our boy broke down into tears and was completely traumatized. We don't yell at him, much less swear at him and he didn't know what to do. ( We didn't hear about the BS word until he told us later.) This woman is lucky that someone was there to hold back my daughter. Due to the over reaction of this nut, he was taken out of the game. It is bad enough that it happened but worse for him he cried in front of his team. I'm not sure what I am going to do. If we drop this whole thing she will do it again. We're told it is usual & customary for her to behave this way. ...... taking a deep breath..
> We're told it is usual & customary for her to behave this way.
Find the woman, tell her that her use of language is completely innappropriate around children, and inform that if she continues you will make sure that every member of the organization is aware of her behaviour and that the other parents will be warned to keep their children away from her.
Most of these types of people get away with their behaviour because most of us are too police and civilized to make a scene ourselves - but that is (sadly) what often has to happen before a positive change can take place.