So, you’re coaching a team in a state Babe Ruth tournament (15-year-olds) and your team is ahead going into the late innings after being down earlier. There’s a close call at first base. Do you: C) assault the field umpire resulting in a forfeit.
Here’s more from NBC Bay Area:
A Vallejo baseball coach was arrested at police headquarters on Tuesday for battery on a sports official during a dispute at a state Babe Ruth League tournament game at Wilson Park on Sunday David Daniel Davis, 42, allegedly assaulted the field umpire, who had called one of his players out at first base, police said.
The Vallejo team had rallied from a 4-2 deficit to take a 5-4 lead in the seventh inning of the game against a team from Sonoma, but had to forfeit the game after the alleged assault, the team’s manager John Larson said.
The forfeit was the second loss for the team of 15-year-olds and it eliminated them from the eight-team, Northern California Babe Ruth League tournament, Larson said. Davis went to police headquarters Tuesday to file a complaint against the umpire but, based on eyewitnesses’ statements, Davis was arrested for battery, police Lt. Abel Tenorio said.