Thursday, June 23, 2011

Brilliant youth sports sign of the month

This sign caught my eye. It hangs beside the first base dugout at the Little League field in Hood River, Oregon. Not your usual 60-foot diamond. This one comes with a view of a snow-capped mountain.

What I like about the sign is its dual purpose. Read it once, it's a recruiting pitch for new umpires. Read it twice, it's an admonition to the adults to keep their opinions - especially, the ones about whether their kid was safe or out at first base - to themselves.

"Harassment or heckling of an umpire will be considered a verbal application." Quite brilliant.

Thanks to my friend Laurie Stephens, mother of Ryan and Casey, for the tour.

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