To the umpires hired to call the games, take some control, demand some respect. In my day the umpire was actually in charge and always had control of the game. They demanded respect and anyone that crossed that line more than once was asked to leave. To the city, take a little more responsibility and actually attempt to make this something that the community can enjoy attending instead of a no-holds barred beer and cursing event. You created it you are supposed to control it you can’t just throw your hands in the air and leave things as they lie.
Perhaps it would be best for all to follow mama’s advice: “If you don’t have anything nice to say don’t say it at all.” The activities are provided by the city so that groups could come together and have fun while getting some physical exercise so let’s try to keep that in mind and get back to having fun and enjoying the time spent on the field.
Lara Galloway, Weatherford