|PHILOSOPHY OF CONDUCT
It is the philosophy of Windsor Baseball that your child's playing experience shall be positive. We can not allow the enjoyment of the majority of players and families to be jeopardized by misconduct by others. Unfortunately, there may be times when disciplinary action against players, coaches, parents or spectators may become necessary.
- Play for the fun of playing, not just to please your parents.
- Play by the rules.
- Never argue with or complain about umpire's calls or decisions.
- Control your temper and resist the temptation to retaliate when you feel you have been wronged.
- Concentrate on playing baseball and on affecting the outcome of the game with your best effort.
- Be a good sport by cheering all good plays, whether it is your team's or your opponent's.
- Treat all players as you would like to be treated.
- Cooperate with your manager, coaches, teammates, opponents and umpires.
- Food and gum are not allowed in the dugouts, although sunflower seeds are permitted.
Any player, manager, coach, parent or spectator whose conduct is not consistent with these guidelines may be cautioned by the umpire-in-chief or other League official. Foul or abusive language is strictly prohibited. If an individual is unable to refrain from using foul language or making derogatory remarks to any player, manager, coach, or umpire, the umpire-in-chief or other League official may suspend the game until that individual leaves the ballpark or other playing area. If the individual refuses to leave the ballpark or other playing area, the umpire may discontinue the game and the police will be called for assistance. If the disruptive individual is a manager, coach or player, additional sanctions will likely occur depending on the circumstances.
Each umpire has the power and authority to eject players, managers, coaches and spectators from the game and or ballpark or other playing area.
If a player is ejected, the player shall immediately leave the playing area (field, dugout, bullpen etc.) before play continues, but may become a silent spectator in the stands. In addition, the player is expected to attend subsequent practices for behavior modification counseling. The player shall NOT participate in the next scheduled game, but may watch the game from the stands, but may not wear the team uniform.
When a manager or coach is ejected, that individual shall IMMEDIATELY leave the ballpark or other playing area. In addition, that individual shall have NO CONTACT with the team and shall be PROHIBITED from the ballpark or other playing field until the day AFTER the completion of the next scheduled team game.
Other ejected individuals shall immediately leave the ballpark or other playing area. Refusal to do so may result in the Umpires "calling" the game and other sanctions being assessed on the team associated with that individual.
OTHER DISCIPLINARY ACTION
The Board feels strongly that proper field decorum is an important element of the Baseball experience. For example, ejected individuals who do not "go quietly" once ejected can expect additional sanctions. Note: Any player, manager or coach who is ejected or otherwise suspended three times in a season, will have their association with Windsor Baseball terminated.
The Executive Committee or Protest Committee is responsible to impose any other disciplinary sanctions necessary to effectively operate the League.