Profane rant gets youth baseball coach banned

August 8, 2016 / BaseballCoaching
A California youth baseball coach has been banned by the U.S. Amateur Baseball Federation after a profanity-laced tirade toward an umpire was caught on film.

Screenshot via CBS 8
Screenshot via CBS 8

Head coach Trent Holbrook, three assistants and one player were ejected from the game, and for the remainder of the USABF season, team RIP Baseball will be led by an assistant coach. According to CBS 8 in San Diego, some parents are saying they don’t want Holbrook coaching their children after witnessing his profane rant during the game. Holbrook was reportedly set off by an umpire’s call in the fifth inning.

A video of the confrontation was made available by a spectator, but it has since been removed (you can watch part of it here during CBS 8’s newscast). Here is just a sampling, as transcribed by USA Today:

“I’m a piece of [expletive]? You’re a piece of [expletive],” Holbrook screamed in the video. “You know what? I’m going to call every [expletive] league and making sure you don’t [expletive] umpire ever again. You’re [expletive] terrible. You’re [expletive] terrible.”

The spectator noted that he started filming late and didn’t even catch the worse of it on camera. After being ejected from the game, Holbrook then confronted an umpire in the parking lot, according to the article.

It goes without saying, but this is the type of behavior that will end a coaching career pretty quickly. RIP Baseball, which forfeited the game, is a team of 16-year-olds and has eight tournaments remaining in the season.

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