A Mississippi umpire was assaulted after calling a 12 year old softball game in Laurel over the weekend according to www.sportsmississippi.com
The umpire is Kristi Moore, a USFA umpire.
“Sooooo, this is embarrassing if I’m going to be open and honest about it. But, it’s real life and it’s unfortunate that it has gotten to this place.
“The next time you go to a tournament and you only have one umpire on the field…this is why. When you have brand new umpires on the field that may not know everything they should know yet…..this is why. When you don’t feel you have the quality of umpires you should….this is why. When the day comes that your kid can’t play a ballgame because there are no longer officials to call it….THIS.IS.WHY.
“Before you post the next “funny” meme about umpires that suck, or are blind, or have missed callls on their phone or whatever it is, before you post about how an umpire was so awful and terrible and lost the game for you…….why don’t you sign up? Get on out there and give it a go.
“I got punched coming off a field last night. There is no excuse for this. If you think this is ok, please remove yourself from my friend list.
“Umpires are not perfect. We never will be. But guess what? No one is.”
According to officials with USFA, Moore plans on pressing charges.