Itís not a lose lose if itís handled correctly at the park when itís going on.. and any open honest discussions of any issue has never made anyone a bad guy as I see it.
Now, I donít have the slightest idea what was said by some clown outside the lines and honestly you have no control over that.
What you have control over is how you handle it.
I was raised at a time where ďsticks and stonesĒ escalated to fighting but words Never lead to fights or threats of it.
I know for some younger types that has changed, but itís a mantra that still holds a lot of merit.
It might be valuable for you and other players that get upset about these type of clowns in the stands (or even me on a keyboard) to think for a second and reflect on how you treat others..the umpires working your games.. the players on the other side of the field...field crews...etc...
Ask yourself..do I show disrespect that in some manner resembles what those clowns do in the stands while attacking my team or me?
And then think..am I kinda of a clown to others? and how much more pleasant and better for the game would it be if I didnít act like that idiot up there in the stands?
Personally I will admit...I still on occasion fall into that clown mode and when I recognize it I adjust as fast as I can.. for some of us itís a lot harder to live full time outside that clown tent.. but itís worth the effort to try.
On this issue of some heckler ..if I were you, Iíd think....yes..that guy was a clown but did my actions make me part the clown show.
JB or anyone associated with this latest fiasco....It should be very easy to write.. ok... no one should be threatened physically over words... sticks and stones can break my bones but words should never hurt me and some of us most likely over reacted to words. We have to do better and if there is a next time I will try harder.