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    Cincy Flames coach

    Saw on social media where a 13U Cincy Flames coach went to the dugout grabbed a bat went after an opposing parent. Luckily he was stopped by parents from his team. What are we teaching our kids?

    Winning is great but at the end of the day a very small portion of these kids will make money playing. Youth sports should be used as an avenue to teach these kids life skills, instead we have a likely paid coach going after another teams fans with a bat. Ridiculous!
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    A lot more to the story..The guy he went after was an ex parent whose kid used to play on his team. The parent was really drunk and was calling the coach every expletive you can think of during the game. The coach finally had enough and went after the guy when the game was over.. The coach got fired from the Flames organization immediately.. To be honest I have seen way worse. There wasn't even a punch thrown. The guy was so drunk he fell down numerous times trying to get to the coach. The question I have is where is the tournament director and the umpire when this is going on during the game? The dad should of been kicked out way before it escalated to that point.. Gotta love Travel Baseball!!! Lol

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    The police should have been called and the drunk should have went to jail long before there was any type of incident.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theguru View Post
    The police should have been called and the drunk should have went to jail long before there was any type of incident.
    ...and minimize the revenue the drunks bring in......

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    Quote Originally Posted by plantmanky View Post
    ...and minimize the revenue the drunks bring in......
    Follow the money!

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    No matter what the fan said the coach was way out of line. The Flames removed him from their organization.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ColonelPops View Post
    No matter what the fan said the coach was way out of line. The Flames removed him from their organization.
    I agree but at the same time that is why you call the police, so a bad situation doesn't get worse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theguru View Post
    I agree but at the same time that is why you call the police, so a bad situation doesn't get worse.
    Agreed, where was security at for the event? If you are serving alcohol at an event, you better have plenty of security, I dont care if its kids baseball games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plantmanky View Post
    Agreed, where was security at for the event? If you are serving alcohol at an event, you better have plenty of security, I dont care if its kids baseball games.
    I was at a "select" baseball game a few years ago and a drunk parent started in on the coach upset about silly stuff.

    All those places have to do is call one time so everyone can witness "so and so" getting arrested and then everyone else will fall in line. But if you are never going to call the police because you don't want any trouble or you don't want to mess with the profits then these places will have incident after incident until something serious happens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plantmanky View Post
    Agreed, where was security at for the event? If you are serving alcohol at an event, you better have plenty of security, I dont care if its kids baseball games.
    It doesn’t exist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plantmanky View Post
    Agreed, where was security at for the event? If you are serving alcohol at an event, you better have plenty of security, I dont care if its kids baseball games.
    10 years of high level travel baseball all over the Midwest and Southern states, and I've never seen security at a tournament/event.

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    Were they actually serving alcohol at the baseball facility?

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    Thanks for the explanation, still no excuse.

    No kid should ever see a mentor pick up a baseball bat and go after someone. I understand the other parent out of line, but there are much better ways to handle the situation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BWtech View Post
    thanks for the explanation, still no excuse.

    No kid should ever see a mentor pick up a baseball bat and go after someone. I understand the other parent out of line, but there are much better ways to handle the situation.
    Without a doubt. I can’t imagine a thought process where the response for this situation is “pick up a bat and go after the guy”. I’d like to think he was just going over to scare the guy. I know it’s hard to ignore, but that’s just what you have to do. I also don’t get being drunk at a youth sports events.

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