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Andy Thu Apr 21, 2005 10:46am

One of my responsibilities with my HS association is to manage an "incident report" process. I received the following report recently from a HS game and wanted to ask for opinions:

(team name deleted) had a player (in a team jersey
but recreational shorts) with a hard cast on her hand in the dug-out in a pair of thong sandles. She was keeping the book and was an injured player. I pointed this out to (partner) as a safety matter (bare feet) and a possible liability for us if she were to be injured. (partner) talked with the coach and the coach chose to keep the girl in the the dug-out. How far do we take something like this?

My opinion is that this falls in the "looking for boogers" category. Personally, I would not address this unless the player attempted to enter the game or came onto the field to coach at a base. The rulebook is not clear in addressing this particular situation. I think that you could infer going either way and justify it based on the book.

Let's hear what the rest of you have to say....

Skahtboi Thu Apr 21, 2005 12:08pm


Originally posted by Andy
My opinion is that this falls in the "looking for boogers" category.
For me, this says it all.

mcrowder Thu Apr 21, 2005 12:18pm

I don't believe the footwear of assistant coaches is within my jurisdiction, and as long as this player stayed in the dugout, she's an assistant coach as far as I'm concerned.

kellerumps Thu Apr 21, 2005 01:38pm

Like our signature says "We don't look for problems, they find us!!!!"

Sounds like someone was looking for a problem.

Steve M Thu Apr 21, 2005 02:38pm

Let's keep it unanimous - went deep, found one big green gooey sticky....

yup, looking for boogers

whiskers_ump Fri Apr 22, 2005 12:20am

Put it in file 13 Andy....Agree with everyone else.

azbigdawg Fri Apr 22, 2005 03:13am

Andy..I hope this was a west side respectable east valley umpire would care..... seriously..who cares..even if she comes out between innings in connection with her scorekeep duties..... not an issue

rhsc Sun Apr 24, 2005 04:43am

Well this is a first...everybody agreeing on something.

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