A DMK Production
Your thirteen year old son, Casey, is still very much subject to spanking if needed. Casey is very athletic and competitive. Casey plays baseball at a local little league.
Today there is a full slate of games at the ball park. Casey's game is the first one for the day. You and Casey have plans to stay and see several more games after his game concludes. Casey's team is at bat first. The bases are loaded and Casey is batting fourth. Casey is very good for his age (hence batting clean-up) and the cheering crowd is anticipating a grand slam or at least an RBI or two.
The plate umpire is abysmal but, despite the umpire's inability to know the difference between a strike and a ball, the previous three batters all managed hits and managed to make it to base. Casey is at bat and two obvious balls are called as strikes. Casey is getting very agitated and the coach is out of the dug out getting ready to say something. Things calm down when the ump calls the next three pitches as balls. Casey now has a full count. The pitch comes in and it is far outside the box and the umpire yells out, "Strike three, the batter's out!" Casey becomes livid and starts yelling and cursing at the umpire before the coach is able to make it on to the scene. By the time the coach makes it to the plate Casey is having nothing short of a meltdown on the umpire and is kicking dirt on him. The first base umpire intervenes and ejects Casey from the game. The game is played under protest as the coach has filed an appeal with the league but Casey is still out of the game. Casey's team ends up losing by one run.
After Casey is ejected you catch up with him and pull him aside. You tell him that the call was bad but that he handled it horribly wrong and should have let the coach take care of the matter. Casey is still livid and so you and he take a walk and talk and Casey seems to calm down. You and he sit in the stands to finish watching the game. When his team loses Casey becomes angry again and starts screaming at the plate umpire from the stands. You take Casey away quickly for another private talk. You finally tell Casey that he is taking things way too far and that he needs to let the coaches and league officials handle things. You threaten Casey with a spanking if he can't get his attitude under control. He calms down and promises there will be no more problems for the day. You and Casey watch the next game and all goes well.
You step away for a trip to the concession stand and rest room at the start of the third game for the day and return to see:
The problematic umpire is again behind the plate and Casey is jeering and cussing at him through the fence despite your warnings to let it go.
What do you do? Has the mighty Casey finally struck out?