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Coaches Say The Funniest Things

Yesterday, as I umpired a under-12 softball game, the batter hit a fly ball to center field. There was a runner on third base, so I expected the runner to tag up and try to score after the outfielder caught the ball.

That didn’t happen. The runner wasn’t on third base, so she couldn’t tag up. The outfielder paused a moment before throwing the ball back to the infield. This displeased the coach, who shouted from the dugout, “(Name of outfielder), when you’ve got a live runner on third, you’ve got to throw it in immediately!”

As the field was designed in a way that I was close to the coach, I said, “As opposed to a dead runner?”

He smiled, realizing what he had said.

Until next time! Use the right words!

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