High School Team Conspires To Hit Umpire


Got this straight from Rick Reilly’s article from <ESPN the Magazine> about a pitcher and catcher from Stephens County who were upset with the umpire’s calling of balls and strikes that they plunk him with a fastball in the face… The catcher ends up losing his position at the college he was going to next year and the school is fined $1,000 while the umpire has found a lawyer and hopefully sues the heck out of the school and those two kids.

As a side note, the brother of the pitcher (who was playing shortstop) was had just been drafted #15 overall by the Los Angeles Dodgers – Ethan Martin.

By the way, Stephens County lost the game to Cartersville 13-1 in the Georgia high school Class AAA championship game.