Okay, so we don’t always describe people on this site at their best. In this case we have a father/coach whose own son was thrown out at third base during a Little League game. Not exactly the end of the world, but then the kid threw his helmet and was ejected from the game. Again, that DOES happen from time-to-time and you couldn’t blame the father/coach for being a little unhappy with the boy. But punching him in the face . . . TWICE? Even by our low standards that does seem excessive. So part of us wants to think that maybe the father’s lawyer is right and that the guy only pushed him in the back, not punched him in the face.
Here’s more from KWTX:
Youth baseball coach Ray Boudreau of suburban Harrisburg, Pa., is charged with simple assault after his 9-year-old son was punched in the face for being ejected from a game. According to court papers, Boudreau struck his son twice with a closed fist at the game Monday, but defense attorney Brian Perry says that while Boudreau handled the situation poorly, he actually struck the boy on the back.
Court papers say the umpire and scorekeeper called police, who arrested Boudreau at his Enola home. An officer says he observed redness on the boy’s face.
About the only good thing we can say about this incident is that at least it happened during a championship game and not a regular T-ball game between 5-year-olds. Still, not a good example to set for the kids there fella.
A Union City coach was arrested last week after he tried to attack an umpire, officials said. Jose Polanco, 43, of Bergenline Avenue, was reportedly ejected from a June 18 Cal Ripken Baseball League championship game at Washington Park on Second Street after cursing and threatening an umpire because he didn’t agree with a call the umpire made, reports said.
Forty-five minutes later, at approximately 9:30 p.m., when the game was over, Polanco reportedly lunged at the umpire and attempted to punch him. The umpire, Joe McSorely, 37, says it’s not the first time Polanco has tried to attack someone, which is why he signed a complaint against him, he said.
“He should never be able to coach a kid again,” said McSorely, an umpire with Union City for the last four years.
Source – NJ.com
For a long time, parents of young athletes thought they could berate and demean their kid’s coaches without fear of any backlash. Really, what were they going to do?
Well, now we have the answer: they can pull a damn gun on your overly involved ass!
We’re not saying it’s right, we’re just saying that after seeing some of these people in action, we can understand–but not condone–this guy’s actions.
An assistant coach for the Fruitport Soccer Club will go to trial after allegedly pulling a gun on a parent at a game. James Sherrill on Tuesday was bound over to circuit court. He was arraigned last month on one count of felonious assault. Authorities said several parents confronted James Sherrill at Pine Park on May 15 after witnessing the coach yelling and swearing at the boys, ages 8-10, who were playing a game.
After the initial confrontation was broken up, another parent, Adam Eikenberry, approached Sherrill as he was leaving. That is when police said Sherrill pulled a concealed 9mm handgun from its holster and pointed it at Eikenberry.
Source – Wood TV 8