I'll try to be brief.
I missed a game with my DD, who had a migraine. She would've pitched the game.
The other team came to the game with an attitude and the desire to win, at all cost! It was incredibly ugly. Parents were taunting my kids; players were taunting my kids; coaches were silently idle, unless they were screaming at each other between 1st and 3rd while my girls were in the field.
I can't tell you the number of texts I was getting at home.
My parents were more in shock than anything, and didn't know how to handle it...my assistant coaches were dumbfounded by the lack of sportsmanship. Umpires were mute.
Friendships were ruined over this game!
This is 10U.
We play this team Friday in the tournament.
My parents have had time to get over the shock, and they are P-O'ed!!! This could get UGLY.
I am telling all my parents at the first game that I expect them to be on their best behavior. Here' s my question..
How would you guys handle the pre-game meeting at the plate with the other coach and the umps?
I hate to even shake his hand, although I am better than this, so I will...emotions are pretty elevated over that last game.
I need advice.