May 18th, 2002

Enterprise Bridge

A picture says a thousand words

Poway's baseball team photographer captured this collision at home plate, John Peabody of Rancho Bernardo (yes, of thong and broomstick fame) deliberately steamrolling Poway's catcher in a play at home plate. The rules absolutely forbid this and reqire an ejection (NFHS 3-3-1n and 8-4-2b) on safety grounds. The common directive is "avoid contact": slide or run around the fielder attempting to make a play. The assratchet in the navy blue shirt standing foreground left (he calls himself an "umpire") chose to overlook this and ruled Peabody safe at home.

The question then becomes, do you really need a thousand words for "asshole"?