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Old Mon Oct 18, 2004, 12:39pm
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I agree you allowed the player to stay around too long. I also agree that there are no warnings for USC.

However, I disagree about your concern with the "F-bomb" or whatever generic cover name you prefer. Unless directed toward you, your partner or the other team, it is irrelevant to me. BTW, speaking ASA, there is no rule concerning cursing of any type.

It is more likely that the magic word will be "you" or some derivitive of that word.

Let me tell you from experience that the more you let them get away with, the more you will hear. I'm not talking about the "one more word" comments (as they should never be made by an umpire) or expect umpires to look for things.

Softball myth - Not cursing keeps you in the game. WRONG!

Let the players play the game, but do not let them control it.

The bat issue in softball is as much about liability, insurance and litigation as it is about competition, inflated egos and softball.
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