Why Do Men Quit Umpiring Little League Games? Nasty Parents.

From a Wall Street Journal story by Jason Gay headlined “Why Did the Umpire Quit Little League?” Nasty Parents.”:

Enough, Don Bozzuffi thought. Two respected umpires had quit his local Little League program in Deptford Township, N.J., citing verbal abuse from parents and spectators. Bozzuffi, the league president with 40 years as a youth baseball volunteer, blasted out a Facebook missive:

Effective immediately, in the event of unruly or abusive behavior by a spectator or game attendee that is deemed necessary to impose the Code of Conduct, that offender will be barred from further attendance at Deptford Township Little League until he/she agrees to, and completes, three umpiring assignments at our complex.