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Saying it's just "youth softball" (or baseball, soccer, ect) is the worst excuse for bad calls or kids/coaches being "too competitive". All of my kids play travel/competitive sports, and to put in all the extra hours of work it takes to be a student athlete only to have a game get blown by bad calls or poor officiating is unacceptable. These kids get up and go to school at 7 A.M.. Then after a full day of classes, go to practice till 7. Then they get to come home and study/do homework to make sure they remain academically eligible. After doing this for a full week, they play tournaments on the weekends in 100°+ weather for several hours. The dedication and commitment these kids have is beyond impressive. To have an umpire blow a call and take away all their hard work is wholly unacceptable.