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

You Got Served

Date: July 2009

Location: South Charleston, WV

In what might be the single worst moment in little league history, bad behavior begat bad behavior and innocent kids were robbed of a tournament championship—twice.

With the game tied at five and two outs in the sixth inning, Elijah Drummond hit his first ever home run to put his Bridgeport, WV team up two runs. Then, an umpire called interference for "assisting the runner" after the excited boy reportedly "gave a double high five" to the first base coach. Wow. 

Then Bridget Furbee, a mother/attorney on the losing team, filed an injunction and ground the tournament to a halt. (Uh, that's a thing?) We're sure the kids learned a valuable lesson that day, we're just not sure what that lesson could have been.

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