Bench clearing brawls are not uncommon at baseball games. But the one that occurred at a baseball game in Colorado between two teams of seven-year old children did not involve the players but 15-20 adult spectators who got into an extended fight.
Why? Because the adults were upset with a call. Made by the 13-year old umpire. No, really.
According to police, one parent was upset with calls made by the game’s 13-year-old umpire. Things devolved quickly, and in a really depressing moment at around four seconds of the video, you can see the children in the field fleeing for safety.
Police said by the time they were called and showed up at the field, the brawl was still going on. “I think the saddest part in all of this is we’re talking about a 7-year-old baseball game,” police spokesman John Romero told KDVR. “I think it’s the parents who have to grow up.”
A woman’s voice can be heard on the video repeatedly and urgently appealing to Jesus to come and stop the fight, a somewhat forlorn hope since he does not intervene even when major tragedies are occurring, and it looks like he was as usual busy elsewhere and it was the police that had to take care of things.