Members of my family have participated in some of the adult sports organized and offered by the Parks and Recreation Department and I will warn you do not take your children to watch their daddies, brothers or uncles play in these games. The language used by the players is offensive, perverse, crude, and quite inappropriate. It would be nice if the players, who happen to be grown men, knew how to behave and speak to each other in a civil manner but in the event that they do not why are the organizers and umpires allowing this type of behavior?
Furthermore why are teams sitting in adjacent parking lots consuming alcohol after and sometimes before the games? I have seen our local police department send cars over to cruise through, in which case they hide their beer until the cops move on and then continue to drink. If they can be seen by spectators in the stands then I know umpires and the city employees at the field can see them as well. Why is nothing being done?
Men are naturally competitive and are sometimes pretty easy to rile up so as you can imagine inebriated men are even more so. They are getting ridiculously confrontational and in some cases actually looking to fight with other team members. This unruly behavior used to be far and in between so it was generally pretty safe to go and watch the games with your family but it has become so frequent it is no longer a appropriate environment for families.
How sad is that? You can’t go watch a softball game because of the ridiculous adult behavior and the city’s irresponsible attitude.
First of all to all of you supposedly “grown” men out there, it is a city softball league! No one is impressed by your mad skills and you are not getting paid to play here in the grand ole city of Weatherford so grow up! Act like the role models, husbands and fathers you are supposed to be and show that you still have a little class.