Ask for help with what? Unless something was missed (dropped ball, foot off of the base) you cannot protest a judgement call. As a coach you are looking for two things.Called safe by umpire. Coach doesn't even go out to ask ump or to ask for help.
This is on the coach for not controlling his/her players. The moment the players entered the field of play, the umpire should have killed the ball and returned any runners to the last base at the time of the DB ruling. If the umpire judge the defense was deprived of the possibility of making an out (and it doesn't seem to be the case here), the runner closest to home could be ruled out.Later in that inning girl hits a triple and there is an overthrow at home. Pitcher is backing up play and ball rolls in front of other dugout where players come out on field to celebrate scoring a run. Ball is still rolling around and pitcher disappears in a sea of opposing players and one of them bear hugs the pitcher while the 2nd run scores. (bear hug may or may not be on video). Should anything have been called by the umps for most of the team leaving the dugout while ball is still in play?
I guess my thinking is that our Coach should of went out there just to let him know he blew it. You know, fight for your team........Ask for help with what? Unless something was missed (dropped ball, foot off of the base) you cannot protest a judgement call. As a coach you are looking for two things.
1. Something was missed; typically an umpire didn't have full view of a play.
2. A rule was applied (or not applied) properly.
You cannot argue judgement calls, (safe, out, ball, and strike). I wish more coaches and parents understood this.
Do you seriously believe that? The team was all sitting around planning to dog it that day and only give 30% and then they saw the coach yell at an ump and decided, "Well I think I'll try to play my best because coach made such a fuss." If that's the case coaches should get ejected at the line-up exchange. Why wait until a close call goes against you. Hell, it may be too late by then.Also, if momentum is starting to slip in a close game, it can get the team fired up knowing the coach is willing to fight for them. It happens in the pros all the time where a coach/manager will argue a call to the point of getting ejected in an attempt to fire up the team to keep fighting for the win.