Yesterday: Started when a kid was ejected from a game for throwing a bat. (Warned in previous at-bat for doing so...)
Umpire never filed any report from that game. Umpire informs UIC who informs commissioner. Commissioner then informs the 2 coaches in today's game that the kid is suspended for one game.
The mess: President gets involved and tries to overrule the one game suspension. Rumors are commissioner informed her about the ejection.
Today: Coach does not bring his son to the game (the suspension). Protests game in bottom of the 5th while trailing 6-0 because he says President is allowing the kid to play for whatever reason.
This will now go to the protest committee to decide. Please respond so I can take this to our local protest committee so that the game is not overturned. Weird things could happen with our protest committee.
Also, is there anyone higher up than our local BOD to go to so that this will not become a bigger nightmare than it already is???
Pulled this off the website:
The type of discipline noted above should be considered separate from the simple ejection of a player, manager or coach from a game, under the provisions of Rule 4.07.
Rule 4.07 states: “When the manager, coach or a player is ejected from a game, they shall leave the field immediately and take no further part in that game. They may not sit in the stands and may not be recalled. A manager or coach ejected from a game must not be present at the games site for the remainder of that game. Any manager, coach or player ejected from a game is suspended for his or her team’s next physically played game and may not be in attendance at the game site from which they were suspended.”
For the purposes of this rule, Little League defines “game site” is any place where the person would be considered:
1. A participant in the game in question (coach, umpire, player, etc.), or,
2. A viewer/spectator of that game. The local league should take care, however, to ensure that any non-adult who is ejected from a game will not be unsupervised as a result of the ejection.
Additionally, a player, manager or coach who is ejected from a regular season game also may face further disciplinary action as noted earlier, if the local league Board of Directors believes such action is warranted. During the International Tournament, this additional discipline can only be imposed by the Little League International Tournament Committee.
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