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Heckled Home Plate Umpire Quits Dallas Baptist Intrasquad Game In Top Of 14th

Those participating in the fall intrasquad World Series at Dallas Baptist can be brutal apparently. In the top of the 14th inning of Game 5, they heckled the home plate umpire so severely that the man reached his breaking point. The bases were loaded at Horner Ballpark Tuesday evening when the umpire decided to call it quits.

While taking incoming fire from the red team, the rattled umpire was heard saying “I’m out.” He walked down the first baseline to talk to a fellow ump before exiting the field completely.

But the show must go on, and the game quickly resumed. The blue team put up two in the top of the 14th, but the red team came back in the bottom of the inning and tied it after two runs walked in. The winning run scored on a sacrifice fly, and the red team won the Dallas Baptist World Series, a series that won’t be soon forgotten.

Let this be a lesson for umpiring crew everywhere. Even if you’re not scheduled to work behind home plate of a fall intrasquad game, keep a mask and chest protector in your car just in case. You never know when the home plate ump will decide to walk off into the sunset.

 

Written by Joe Kinsey

I'm an Ohio guy, born in Dayton, who roots for Ohio State and can handle you guys destroying the Buckeyes, Urban Meyer and everything associated with Columbus.

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  1. I have umpired both the Purdue and Butler inter-squad series. And yes it was a full production with play by play and color guys calling the game. (good practice for the regular season). These boys take their bragging rights serious. Butler’s team had a steak dinner versus a hamburger on the line, and the loser had to serve the winner. Many of these inter-squad umpires are like myself. High School umpires trying to get to the next level. Needless to say. If he can’t handle the heckling when a steak is on the line, he sure isn’t going to be able to handle it when the conference title is on the line.

  2. There has to be more to this story. This guy put up with whatever was happening for 14 innings. I’d love to hear from him. What was happening specifically? We don’t know. Apparently it was beyond normal.

    Quite frankly, at a Baptist school I’m shocked that the coaching staff let the players abuse an ump to this point without telling them to can it. That’s some nice sportsmanship being exhibited by the Christian school boys with Baptist on their jerseys. Nice job guys. If I’m speculating it sounds like the ump had tried and tried to get some semblance of order on the field but couldn’t toss problem players to gain order because it was a scrimmage. That’s actually an umpire nightmare. Where were the coaches? It sounds like this was turning into a scene from the Lord of the Flies with no adults to step in. I’m sure there’s more to the story, since the guy had stuck it out 14 innings.

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