Umpire Bumps into Coach (Coach get tossed)

Discussion in 'General Softball Discussions' started by TheSoftballZone, Feb 24, 2019.

  1. TheSoftballZone

    TheSoftballZone Administrator

    After watching this video I was surprised to see the coach get tossed.

    Do you believe the umpire did this on purpose?

    Did the Coach do anything wrong?
  2. OhPhat

    OhPhat Active Member

    Wow is all I can say...if the ump threw the coach for the bump then that is absolutely wrong as the ump initiated the contact.
  3. jpkeating

    jpkeating Member

    Wow that did not look intentional at all
  4. JoeA1010

    JoeA1010 Active Member

    I'd guess the coach had a word or two about a call earlier in the inning or game and the umpire did this intentionally. The umpire deliberately walked right into the coach and tossed him within a tenth of a second of the contact. If the coach deserved to be tossed earlier, then toss him, but not this way. This is horrible.
  5. CARDS

    CARDS Active Member

    I bet the coach had some words earlier in the game. Look at the begining of the video...
    Still wrong stupid games win stuped prizes...
  6. RedsDad

    RedsDad New Member

    First, I should preface my comment with explaining my opinion comes from a coaches perspective, and not an umpires. Like others have said, based upon what is seen in this clip, I’m assuming tensions were already high at this point otherwise the toss was unreasonable for the seemingly minor contact. With that said, I see the contact a little differently than others who have already commented. I think the coach absolutely initiated the contact, not the umpire. If the former is true and the coach had already been pushing the envelope, then I could understand the ejection.
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  7. swohio

    swohio Member

    Not the popular opinion, but I agree with you 100%.
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  8. M & R Davis

    M & R Davis Member

    If you listen to the very first clip you can hear someone say to the ump to call those both ways. I think it was the first base coach. I agree with the thought that the coach ran in to get the bat to be in that position but also say the ump could have easily stopped or hesitated just a second to avoid it. That on top of how quick he tossed him I believe both are at fault. The coach for getting there in his way and the ump for looking for a reason to toss him, likely be use of previous comment or actions by the coach.
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  9. Looks like they both had the same idea in mind, to cross paths like that. Ump was real quick to toss. Shot first ask questions later.
  10. 9ball

    9ball Member

    Sure looks like the coach chucked him on purpose and as others mentioned I'm sure he had lots to say before this happened.
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  11. RedsDad

    RedsDad New Member

    Yeah, I see what you’re saying there, but still think the coach initiated this specific contact. To me, it looks like the ump was walking to get the bat or simply exit the field between the inning. The coach hurried from behind the view of the ump to beat him to the spot where the bat lays. After grabbing the bat, he then quickly raises and steps in the direction where he knew the umpire was located, thus initiating the contact. It’s that step by the coach directly at the umpire that I believe caused the problem, he could have easily grabbed the bat, continued forward and away from the ump and there would have been no contact. His action seems very purposeful to me.
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  12. wpaguy

    wpaguy Member

    Why is the umpire walking with his arms crossed across the field ? He did that purposely , looks like he is setting a pick in basketball.
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  13. Long Baller

    Long Baller Active Member

    Look at the slow motion portion. The umpires path looks like he will be just left of the coach, then his last two steps look like they drift back slightly to the right. Umpire wanted to make contact, nobody can dispute that.
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  14. 22dad

    22dad Member

    Coach is still raising up when contact is made. Dont know the whole story though.
  15. Bean2019

    Bean2019 Member

    I think they both put themselves in the area where contact could be made and both could have avoided contact by taking a different path. Both were being unprofessional. The ump clearly should have seen the coach dart in front and if he didn't, I think he would have acted more surprised by the contact and wouldn't have immediately thrown him out without hesitation (that looked planned to me).

    The video clip just needs Kevin Costner narrating especially during the slow mo saying "Back and to the left . . .Back and to the left . . . "

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  16. RedsDad

    RedsDad New Member

    You’re right, after watching it again I see what you’re talking about, the ump does change direction toward the coach. It seems both acted like children here.
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  17. TheGame

    TheGame New Member

    The parents sure are happy the coach got tossed. Had to have been a situation that built throughout the game. Looks like in the first clip that the first baseman reacts in a way that indicates whatever that coach is saying to the field ump is out of line. We've all seen jerk coaches, my guess this is one of them. You usually don't hear parents applaud an ejection unless the coach has been a jerk all game.
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