Parents Brawl During Youth Baseball Game Over Teenage Umpire's Call
By Bill Galluccio
June 19, 2019
A youth baseball game in Lakewood, Colorado spiraled out of control after a teenage umpire ruled that one of the seven-year-old players batted out of order. Parents were furious with the umpire and ran onto the field to argue, sparking a massive brawl between the adults.
The fight got out of hand with nearly a dozen parents tussling on the infield. Police had to be called to break it up, and several people were injured, including one person who may have suffered broken ribs. Four people were cited by the officers, and officials are still trying to locate one of the suspects.
Authorities released a shocking video from the fight, which shows the adults throwing punches and beating each other while the young children stand by and watch. Police say they are looking for a man wearing a white shirt and teal shorts who was seen sucker punching another person in the video.
"I think the saddest part in all of this is we're talking about a 7-year-old baseball game," police spokesman John Romero said. "I think it's the parents who have to grow up."
None of the children were injured during the fight.