Talk about an ethical dilemma! What is the right answer? Is there a right answer? I would have to say both coaches made a mistake; however, the whole debacle could have been avoided if the coach would have been paying attention to his lineup.
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Cliff L. Wagner's insight:
This is the code of ethics developed by Little League for parents. Why parents? Go watch your local league play a few games then you will understand. It seems a lot of parents forget to bring good behavior to the game.
This is not how a coach should respond when an umpire makes a bad call. After all, bad calls are going to happen so get over it. If needed, address it with the umpire(s) in a calm, respectful approach. If you go in with your guns drawn and ready to fire, you are not going to walk away with a victory; rather, you will probably be ejected like this coach. When dealing with youth sports, it is vital a coach understand his attitude and decisions directly impact the players. What ethical values do you want to teach? How do you want to be remembered?