Ledger Inquirer - A fight that erupted Friday after Northern Little League defeated Harris County at Britt David Park was embarrassing to players and the city of Columbus, league officials said Saturday. “It’s about the most disgusting thing I have ever seen in Little League in all the years I’ve been doing it,” said Bernard Ashley, Little League District 8 Administrator who has supported the league for 35 years. Rick Chadwick, president of Pioneer Little League and host of the District 8 All-Star Tournament, said parents need to grow up and have some respect for the players. In a report on the dispute, police said Davidson was playing loud music near the right field fence after Northern won the game. That’s when a woman identified as Rose King and Iram King came over and she demanded that Davidson turn down the music. Chadwick said some teams bring their music to play between innings, before the game or after the game.”It gives it a little better atmosphere,” he said. “From my understanding that is what caused it all.” Police said Davidson turned down the music, but words were exchanged about the players. Iram King started to walk toward Davidson when he said, “What do you want,” or “Why are you walking over here.”A witness said Iram King told Davidson,”I’m here to f… you up.” Davidson’s reply was, “Well, here I am,” before police said the men tussled.
Listen I don’t know what happened here. It’s a classic he said she said. But here is what I do know. I come from a Little League factory in Swampscott. We take that shit real serious. Like no swimming, going to the beach or having fun when you make All Stars. Shit is a full time job. And I can guarantee you this much. If we lost a district title game and the other team starting blasting music there would be blood on the streets. That’s just how it goes. People always say it’s just Little League. No it’s not. It’s Little League All Stars. HUGE difference. Just ask Warner Robbins.
PS – That was the most melting pot fight I think we’ve ever posted. Black people, white people. Chicks, Old people. People with canes. Little bit of everything. America at its finest indeed.