Keep Helmet On

Story submitted by a Little League Umpire

Umpired tonight with Fred. It was a good game. I had to remind a coach during warm ups that his catcher needed a mask. That wasn’t bad.

One issue that came up was a dropped third strike situation where the batter just stood there, and sort of walked back to his dugout. He’s never went out of play, but what he did do was take his helmet off. Once he did that he was out. One of the parents said, run to first, run to first, trust me, run to first. That parent was right, he really could run to first as he didn’t go out of play yet, but he did make an error in taking off his helmet, which the home plate umpire called him out for.

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