Parents React Maturely at Youth Baseball Game

Yes, it's a brawl
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 19, 2019 5:15 PM CDT

Seen parents get mad when their kids play baseball? This beats that—unless you've witnessed 15 to 20 adults on the field in an all-out brawl. Video tweeted by police shows the Saturday melee at Westgate Elementary School in Lakewood, Colo, including haymakers and a woman jumping on someone's back, ABC News reports. "These parents and coaches decided to take it out on each other," a police rep tells 9 News. "It's horrible." Seems the trigger was a 13-year-old umpire who ruled that a 7-year-old player had batted out of order, per CBS Denver. Brawlers sustained a few minor injuries and one serious one, but details on that aren't out yet.

Police issued four disorderly-conduct citations and are still seeking one man, who can be seen in the video wearing a white T-shirt and sucker-punching people as they look the other way. In the background, young players can be seen fleeing the field. "You think it’s common sense to not do this at any sporting event, especially around kids," says the police rep. "It's a good reminder for adults: Whether you’re a parent or not, you have these children who look up to you, think before you act." (More baseball stories.)

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