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Re: MD director meltdown video
Im the one who made a video live on Facebook. I made it out of frustration with umpires and the director of Maryland. We played in the major this past weekend and the first 2 games of the tournament we were allowed a courtesy runner every inning as told by the umpires. I knew this was incorrect but if the umpires on the field say it goes then it goes. Game 3 against A team Fishhead we placed a runner on 1st as a courtesy as we had done previously but they noticed the issue immediately. The umpires got together and didn't know the answer right away so they asked an umpire behind the backstop for the answer and he said since there was no pitch thrown everyone goes back to where they started meaning batter back to first and runner back to the dugout with the inning continuing. Fishhead coach starts screaming #### this #### that at the umpires with not a word said. Bob Holland the director of Maryland makes his way to the field and hears all the commotion but was unable to provide the correct answer on the situation. A UTRIP conference or national umpire then makes his way there to make the correct call which was 3rd out, inning over. One of my players said its bullshit that umpires don't know the rules and the director went off on him screaming #### this, #### that and #### you. I got involved telling him to stop talking to guys like that because as players if we do that to him we're thrown out. He told me hes tired of hearing shit about the umpires and if i don't shut the #### up I'll be thrown out of the park. I told him players line those pockets so dont disrespect us like that and he basically said #### you, if you don't like my tournaments dont play utrip.. we took the field, won the game and backed out of the following tournament. End of story. I openly blast always changing tournament rules, format changes and umpires locally so i probably added to his frustration.