Warnings, Bench Restrictions and Ejections:
Hopefully you do not need to use any of the game management tools listed above, although, it is sometimes necessary in order to manage the game as an umpire. If you have any questions about this topic, please contact the league convener or NLBA assignor at [email protected]
North London Baseball follows the City of London's RZone policies for behaviors that are unacceptable in the community. That said, throughout the season issues may cause players, coaches or spectators to get a little heated during games and ultimately, their behaviour may warrant an ejection.
All coaches are reminded that the umpires are to keep the games moving along as best as they can and to enforce the rules at all times. The league will not tolerate poor behavior on anyone’s part or even delay of game actions.
If you are required to eject someone, after a verbal warning, follow the steps noted below:
Halt the game until the person(s) involved have exited the playing area.
If they continue to act in an inappropriate manner i.e. being verbally abusive. You can once again halt the game and ask the person(s) to leave to the parking lot.
Take a mental note or write down any players numbers if applicable/ejected as you will need to note for the incident report (either the plate or base umpire).
Don’t ponder about what you may have done incorrectly. At this point North London Baseball will follow up on the incident and resolve the situation with the disciplinary committee.
If you eject someone, you must contact the league convener or NLBA assignor right after the game and fill out the following form, which is also on the LDBA website:
The main goal is to enjoy being an umpire and the NLBA will support you 100% to ensure this happens.
LDBA Umpire Reporting Form