I think it is very sad when grown people feel they have to teach 11-12 year olds to cheat in order to win games. We played a game last night and we played it well but due to horrible officiating and the other team cheating we lost by 1 point. We are currently in first place and the other team is in 3ed. I don't see it to be a big victory when a team wins by cheating and having the umps on their side. Anytime our coach would point out something illeagle going on the ump would disreguard and then make a call against us that was inaccurate. The other team was kicking dirt on the base to cover part of it then moving in and caused them to get hit more. Ground pitches we threw were called balls, ground pitches the other team threw were called strikes. As our coach said, "we would have been better off to have had Ray Charles or Stevie Wonder as the ump behing the plate." I feel bad for our team because they did try their little hearts out and I feel bad for the othre team because they are learning the to win you have to cheat and if you cheat you will get away with it. This isn't always true but it is what they learned yesterday. Sorry I just needed to vent. Thanks.