Yes, we want coaches to care about their teams, but to get in the face of an umpire during a game involving 8-year-olds? Grow up!
Wow! The cops nabbed this guy not far from the BadJocks Bunker here in Michigan where “the magic happens.” And, by “magic” we mean our attempts at slight-of-hand tricks and escaping from handcuffs, and stuff like that. It certainly doesn’t refer to this site.
Anyway, brave Michigan cops apprehended one Jason Anderson who apparently is wanted in three states for promising to conduct baseball camps and/or create a traveling baseball team for young all-stars, collecting money from mom and dad and then–allegedly skipping down. Boo, hiss!
But Anderson’s arrest record doesn’t end there: he also has some check fraud charges against him in Michigan and Florida and was also driving on a suspended license which was pulled for reportedly driving while intoxicated.
Yeah, we want this guy coaching our kids.
Deputies investigating a parked 2010 Dodge Charger arrested Jason A. Anderson, 35, of Clarklake, Mich., on McCain Road in Brighton about 12:10 a.m., according to a sheriff’s office statement. In the Rapid City, S.D., area, Anderson is wanted for fraud and grand theft by deception.
Rapid City police Capt. Deb Cady said Anderson appeared to have four victims in the area after collecting payment from parents for services not rendered to young baseball players. “He would tell parents of kids who played baseball he would have a traveling team and they would attend various camps and tournaments,” Cady said.
Anderson is also wanted for failure to appear on a no-account check charge in Michigan, had his Michigan driver’s license suspended for driving while intoxicated, and is wanted in Florida on 11 counts of using forged documents or checks.
Tipton County deputies capture accused scammer wanted in three states (Commerical Appeal)
If you played baseball as a kid, this probably happened to you: it rains a little and your game today gets canceled. It rains a lot and your game tomorrow (or even the next day) might also get canceled. So what’s a Canadian youth sports league supposed to do with a rain-soaked field and an upcoming tournament? Pour diesel and gasoline on the field and set it on fire in an attempt to dry it off, that’s what, eh?
And no, surprisingly, it did not turn out as well as you might think! Here’s more from The Spec:
It’s a swing and a miss for a youth baseball association just north of Edmonton after officials poured a mixture of gas and diesel fuel on a St. Albert ballpark two weeks ago and then set it on fire. The aim was to dry out the rain-saturated field in preparation for a provincial tournament, they say.
But the resulting smoke brought out police and fire officials who launched an investigation and ended up closing down four diamonds, three of which have since reopened. The soil also tested positive for hydrocarbons, though additional testing showed it is safe.
“In 25 years of municipal field maintenance involvement … I had never actually heard of a practice like that,” said Chris Jardine, with the City of St. Albert. He said the city doesn’t approve of the drying method, but the St. Albert Minor Baseball Association maintains it needed to do what was necessary to get the fields ready.
Professional umpire Jake Gibbon said dousing a baseball diamond with diesel and setting it on fire is actually a common practice and has been done for years in the major and minor leagues. “I’ve seen it, I’ve been on the field when they’ve done it, I’ve worked a game after they’ve done it,” he said. “The first time I ever saw it, I couldn’t believe it.
Really? Has anyone ever seen or heard of this being done before?