1. Spectators are not allowed to heckle or "ride" the umpires
at Clairemont softball games. Remember that 90% of calls made by
the umpires are judgement calls and are not protestable. If an umpire
makes a mistake, the team adversely affected has the right to have the
error corrected prior to the next pitch.
The umpires are empowered to call a game due to excessive unruly or
abusive behavior by spectators. Unruly spectators will be asked to leave
the field area. A permanent ban could result from multiple instances
of inappropriate behavior.
Spectators are not allowed to heckle or "ride" the other team
and are not allowed to call them names or belittle their efforts.
Rather, spectators are encouraged to support their own team and team members
with encouraging remarks and enthusiastic applause.
Spectators are directed to stay away from team dugouts and are never allowed
to talk to players or managing personnel who are involved in playing a
game. Your team could suffer a loss of concentration and the game
could become lost due to your interference.
Spectators are directed to remain behind fences and out of play lines
to prevent possible "spectator's interference" penalties.
Spectators are directed to return all foul balls hit or thrown into the
stands to the game announcer's stand, unless directed by a game umpire
to return it to the field immediately.