I was really embarrassed when I read about the “Mother of the Year” assaulting the young lady umpire from Ellisville following a youth softball game. I have played in hundreds of baseball and softball games and never once saw or heard of one of the umpires being assaulted.

Oh, I may not have agreed with all the calls that the umpires made and we let them know it but that was the end of it. I coached in hundreds of baseball and softball games and the umpires always had the games under control. Again, I had my say to the umpire if I did not agree with a call but that was the end of my outburst. I was glad to see where Elvin Ulmer said the “Mother of the Year” will not be allowed on the premises again at the Sportsplex. That sort of conduct is bad enough but even worse at a youth league contest.

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