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Please be kind to our umpires. Be respectful to them and treat them like YOU would want to be treated! Thank You!
Umps have a hard job, I really must say.
They put up with a lot of stuff every single day.
There are coaches who yell, and players who curse.
And how many times have you heard this verse?
"Coach, I'm warning you, you better not shout,
Or else I just might have to kick you right out!"
Then there were calls that could go either way,
And both of the coaches had a lot to say.
"Oh come on, Blue! What are you, blind?
To say she was safe, you must have lost your mind!"
"Umpire! Umpire! How can you call that an out?
You better rethink that before I begin to shout!"
They put up with back talk from coaches and fans,
Especially those annoying ones who yell from the stands.
If the ump gets to a play one second too late,All the regular
phrases are yelled about a bad call that was made."Hey ump,
would you like to borrow my glasses?""Didn't they teach you
anything during the umpire classes?"They get spit in their faces,
and dirt on their shoes, All because of a call that made one team lose.
So the next time an umpire makes a slightly unfair call,
Think about what they go through, would you go through it all?
GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP IS …..
S...Stressing value derived from playing the game fairly.
P...Promoting the physical, mental, moral, social, and emotional well-being of individual players.
O...Observing the rules and supporting your team.
R...Remembering that an athletic contest is only a game, not a battle.
T...Testing your modesty and your pride.
S...Showing cordial courtesy in establishing happy relationships between visitors and hosts.
M...Maintaining good moral behavior and cooperation in dealing with others in game situations.
A...Accepting decisions as they are made without question.
N...Never forgetting that you and each spectator are representatives of that school and that individual conduct is a reflection of the school.
S...Setting a good example at all times by encouraging leadership of initiative and good judgement.
H...Having respect for officials and opponents, their decisions and their efforts.
I...Impressing upon persons attending games their responsibility for maintaining proper standards of conduct.
P...Playing hard and clean for the love of the game and being pleased and proud of your team no matter what the outcome of the game for the simple love of your school!!
When things go wrong, as they sometimes will. When the bases you're trudging seems all uphill. When the hits are low and the errors are high. And you want to smile, but you have to sigh. When the heat is pressing you down a bit. Rest if you must, but you dont quit. Success is failure turned inside out, the silver tint of the clouds of doubt. And you can never tell how close you are. It may be near when it seems afar. So stick to the game when it is hardest hit. It's when things go wrong that you must not quit.
by Sarah, Johnstown Jewels