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grunewar Wed Dec 10, 2008 09:42pm

Little Man on the Court!
 
Girls Freshman game tonight. Two big schools - fairly competitive, low scoring game. I'm T. Late in third quarter V passing in front court, knocked away by H. Ball goes into the back court. Mad dash for the ball. Four girls running HARD after it.....and out of the corner of my eye I see a young boy maybe 18 months old ON THE COURT GOING AFTER THE BALL! Holy crap!!! :eek: He might have won the race to the ball too! TWEEEEEET!

Mom comes out of the stands and retrieves her son - and I mean the court is a good 15 feet from the stands! Wow, mom really lost track of where junior was! My heart was going.

This is the part I questioned myself on. It was a loose ball. Last team posession was V. I gave the ball back to V at POI. Thougths?

tjones1 Wed Dec 10, 2008 09:57pm

Yep, V still had team control. Give it back to them.

DonInKansas Wed Dec 10, 2008 10:29pm

Heh, this reminds me of myself just this past Friday!

JV boys game. My wife, kids, and her sister and her husband are there. I'm on the sideline getting ready to hand the ball to a player for a throw-in. All of a sudden I hear, "Daddy, I can blow my whistle like you blow your whistle!" I turn around and my son (will be 4 in a week) is standing there with this little train that he has that is actually a whistle; sh*t eating grin on his face. All the players are standing there dumbfounded and the crowd busts up laughing. My brother in law retrieves my son and I look at the players and all I can think to say is, "Don't worry, he's my kid." We all get a chuckle and go on with the game.

All I could think after that was "Damn, I'm glad it wasn't during a live ball..........":p

mbyron Thu Dec 11, 2008 07:42am

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Originally Posted by grunewar (Post 557172)
This is the part I questioned myself on. It was a loose ball. Last team possession was V. I gave the ball back to V at POI. Thoughts?

Pat yourself on the back.

mick Thu Dec 11, 2008 08:15am

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Originally Posted by DonInKansas (Post 557188)
Heh, this reminds me of myself just this past Friday!

JV boys game. My wife, kids, and her sister and her husband are there. I'm on the sideline getting ready to hand the ball to a player for a throw-in. All of a sudden I hear, "Daddy, I can blow my whistle like you blow your whistle!" I turn around and my son (will be 4 in a week) is standing there with this little train that he has that is actually a whistle; sh*t eating grin on his face. All the players are standing there dumbfounded and the crowd busts up laughing. My brother in law retrieves my son and I look at the players and all I can think to say is, "Don't worry, he's my kid." We all get a chuckle and go on with the game.

All I could think after that was "Damn, I'm glad it wasn't during a live ball..........":p

Ha!

Scrapper1 Thu Dec 11, 2008 09:22am

Sounds familiar. Anybody remember Barry Bonds' son at home plate?

http://sf.metblogs.com/archives/imag.../12/snatch.gif

JugglingReferee Thu Dec 11, 2008 09:35am

Sure do remember, Scrapper. I thought they handled it well.

grunewar Thu Dec 11, 2008 09:46am

Thankfully, I was able to blow the play dead in time. To tell you the truth, it never occurred to me to try to scoop the young boy up. The collision was not imminent.....

BillyMac Thu Dec 11, 2008 09:56am

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Originally Posted by grunewar (Post 557172)
And out of the corner of my eye I see a boy ON THE COURT GOING AFTER THE BALL!

Are you sure it wasn't ChuckElias helping you out? You did say "Little Man on the Court".

Welpe Thu Dec 11, 2008 10:16am

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Originally Posted by Scrapper1 (Post 557281)
Sounds familiar. Anybody remember Barry Bonds' son at home plate?

http://sf.metblogs.com/archives/imag.../12/snatch.gif

As a Giant fan, I've tried to remove that World Series from my memory banks. :o

Adam Thu Dec 11, 2008 10:19am

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Originally Posted by Welpe (Post 557318)
As a Giant fan, I've tried to remove that World Series from my memory banks. :o

Hey, at least you were there. I'm sure M&M (and my brother) would trade places.

referee99 Thu Dec 11, 2008 10:26am

As a former fan of the Giants and MLB
 
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Originally Posted by Scrapper1 (Post 557281)
Sounds familiar. Anybody remember Barry Bonds' son at home plate?

I will correct: it was Dusty Baker's son.


M&M Guy Thu Dec 11, 2008 10:36am

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Originally Posted by Snaqwells (Post 557324)
Hey, at least you were there. I'm sure M&M (and my brother) would trade places.

Why would I trade places with your brother? :confused:

Or, why would he trade places with me?!? :eek:

Scrapper1 Thu Dec 11, 2008 11:07am

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Originally Posted by referee99 (Post 557330)
I will correct: it was Dusty Baker's son.

So you're saying nobody remembers Barry Bonds' son at home plate. . . :D

My bad. Thanks for the reminder.

Welpe Thu Dec 11, 2008 11:44am

I'd trade with M&M but since I'm a football umpire, I am more partial to Snicker's. Nothing personal, M&M. :o


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