Hitting a little BP on Memorial Day with your dad. Sounds wholesome enough, right? Well, not if you’re this Northern California family. For them, the sanctity of batting practice shall not be challenged, especially by the skateboarder who approached them about paying for the windshield they allegedly broke with one of their baseballs. Er, softballs — the details aren’t entirely clear, as the footage from the incident is shaky and the conversation that was record is pure chaos. All we can really tell is that guns are mentioned and someone almost gets hit with an aluminum bat.
Here’s the uploader’s account of what went down.
[YouTube] This happened at the Fairfield Pacific Little League baseball fields in Northern California , I was skateboarding at the park near by & I went to leave & noticed a huge baseball radial crack in my windshield. So after asking around witness’ told me they saw the ball go over the fence and hit my car .
I walk over to them and ask how he wants to go about paying for my windshield he immediately got upset with me and accused me of being a moron for parking there ( in the parking lot..) I explain how its the same difference if you are golfing and you hit a car on a road just because you’re golfing doesn’t shift the blame onto the driver. So he gets pissed and his kids get pissed as the dad goes back to the car i hear him say something along the lines of ” if he gets too close to me beat him ” and she goes and grabs a bat from the trunk ( about the time the video starts )
I started video taping because I felt unsafe and I was documenting for my insurance.this was from 2 or three clips i was initially thinking i was taking photos but then i realized i was taking video and ran with it glad i did otherwise i wouldnt have caught the dad threatening me – how stupid he will feel once he sees this ” I will own you ” I have blurred the video to protect the kids faces because I can assume they are not mature adults . Just to help avoid dumb comments, there was no one else playing baseball it was memorial day, practice on these fields are for teams only and he was using his access on his own free will without the OK from the little league. I in no way want to smear the Little League its a great thing for kids to be a part of and help keep them off the streets. But this type of sh!t is not okay .
It literally starts out when she grabs a bat.
Eh, he’s got a point, though there’s probably a better way to go about getting your windshield fixed than walking up to the people you think may have been responsible for breaking it and saying “How are you going to pay for this?” Then again, this family doesn’t exactly seem like they’re big fans of amicable solutions, so there likely wasn’t an easy solution in the cards.
The video, which doubles as a tutorial on how not to resolve a dispute, below…