Flipping Out: A Recent History of Little League Parents Going H.A.M.

Meeting at the Mound

Date: October 2007

Location: Bellmore, New York

Swearing is as much a part of baseball as scratching yourself and admiring home run balls from the batters box, so it was totally outrageous for a coach to bench an eleven-year-old for cursing him out. Right, dad?

The boy's father, Frank Basile, attacked the coach on the pitchers' mound to an audience of terrified children. Basile, who was charged with third degree assault, beat his son's coach so bad, the victim was unconscious and rushed to the hospital with "a concussion and other injuries."

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