Youth baseball coach chases parent with bat


FOR THE FIGHTING TO END.>>PAUL’S COMING WITH A BAT. MOLLIE: HE’S TALKING ABOUT PAUL
MELVIN, THE COACH OF CINCY
FLAMES 13U TEAM. AT THIS GAME SUNDAY AT
INDIANAPOLIS SPORTS PARK, MELVIN
HAD HAD ENOUGH OF THE TAUNTING. THE VIDEO SHOWS HIM GRABBING A
BAT, AND GO TOWARD SOMEONE IN
THE STANDS
TURNS OUT IT WAS THE DAD OF A
FORMER PLAYER.>>THERE’S WOMEN AROUND HERE. WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU? MOLLIE: IT HAPPENED RIGHT AFTER
THE GAME. THE TEAMS HAD JUST BEEN THROUGH
THE HAND SHAKE LINE. THE TWO GET WITHIN FEET OF ONE
ANOTHER, WITH PARENTS STEPPING
IN TO KEEP THEM APART. A FEW PARENTS WE HEARD FROM OFF
CAMERA, BELIEVE ALCOHOL MAY HAVE
FUELED THE FATHER’S FURY AND
FOUL WORDS.>>HAVE ANOTHER BEER BABY. MOLLIE: MELVIN WAS FIRED AFTER
THE INCIDENT. THE MISSION STATEMENT ON THE
CINCY FLAMES WEBSITE SAYS THE
ORGANIZATION WANTS TO QUOTE
INSTILL THE INTEGRITY OF THE
GAME OF BASEBALL INTO EACH
PLAYER AND GOES ON TO SAY PROVIDE THE BEST LEARNING
ENVIRONMENT, THE BEST
COMPETITION AND THE MOST FUN THE
GAME OF BASEBALL HAS TO OFFER. CINCY FLAMES BOARD CHAIRMAN JAY
BASIL ALSO SAID THAT FATHER OF A
FORMER PLAYER HAD BEEN DRINKING
TOO MUCH AND HURLING INSULTS B
SAID MELVIN’S BEHAVIOR IS QUOTE
NOTHING WE TOLERATE OR CONDONE. ADDING QUOTE IT CAN’T BE
TOLERATED IN YOUTH SPORTS. WE HAVE REACHED OUT TO MELVIN
SEVERAL TIMES TODAY BUT HE
DECLINED TO CO

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