British Baseball Federation

No excuse to abuse an official

There are a limited amount of umpires available at the top level. We are fortunate to have some of the top umpires internationally who occasionally umpire competitions abroad and are selected for their skills (e.g, CEB tournaments, Little League and Pony tournaments). 

We promote a culture where umpires should be treated with respect, admiration, patience, kindness and  understanding. 

Umpires do make mistakes and it is not to say fans should not criticise them, however, when criticism turns into abuse, you can expect an enforcement action from the BBF. 

Without umpires there would be no organised games. So, understand the rules and the differences between judgement calls and rules violations. The aforementioned pre-empts arguments during a game. 

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