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(The dad. Looks like a decent dude.)

 

CO – A Greeley couple has been cited for starting a brawl of roughly 20 people after a youth baseball game. The game for 10 year olds was a competitive playoff game, according to witnesses.  Greeley Police Sgt. Susan West said. Jennifer Metzler, one of the adults there that night, says parents were rolling on the ground and one man even got kicked in the groin. ”The boys were crying; all the boys were crying,” Metzler said. James Dyer told police he approached the other coach in the first place because Dyer’s son had been a third base runner during the game and had been clapping to distract the other team. He says the opposing coach told Dyer’s son to stop. So Dyer approached the coach after the game. ”He started using profanity. The coach was not saying anything back to him,” Metzler said. President of Greeley Evans Youth League says the event was embarrassing for both the league and the city of Greeley. As league officials investigate what happened, he says it’s important they figure out how to prevent a similar incident in the future. ”We are looking into maybe some counseling for the kids,” Juarez said.

 

I’m pretty sure that clapping at third base to distract the pitcher isn’t technically illegal, but it’s definitely a bush league move. Or it goes case by case where the umpire can give you a warning if you’re being a real dick about it. Either way you’re a bitch if you do it. Now after seeing this dad’s picture, I think it’s safe to say that his biggest contribution to his son’s athletic career was teaching him all the ways to get away with cheating. So it’s no surprise that he started a 20 person brawl in front of a bunch of ten year olds. The opposing coach was undermining all the base running lessons this dude had passed down to his son. That’s gonna piss a dad off every time. He’s like hey, I’m his father and I taught him to have no class and play like a giant asshole. You have no right to try and teach him sportsmanship! Not on my watch! Boom, brawl. That’s just the way some dads are though. They think they can best help the team by embarrassing their family and getting arrested.