Originally Posted by George Anderson
In the last year I had 2 altercations in parking lots. This is during the summer when I work travel ball and really this happens more so during the summer because the coaches/ parents can act however they want because there is no governing league that can discipline them for their behavior.
When confronted in the parking lot you have to drop the professionalism you had on the field and take care of your own safety. I have my mask in my hand and I won't hesitate to use it as a weapon. Thankfully in 16 years and approximately 1200 games I havent had to use it though numerous times I thought I was going to have to, but if the situation arises that I need to I wont hesitate to.
Sad that it comes to that George, but you are right.... you just don't know what some nutjob is going to do and you unfortunately need to be ready to protect yourself from it.