Entire Newport Beach Little League Benched

District 55 suspends the league, effectively preventing some 700 children from playing ball.

Newport Beach Little League has been suspended.
Newport Beach Little League has been suspended.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Originally posted at 9:51 p.m. March 16, 2014. The suspension was lifted Monday

If there is crying in baseball, no one would blame the players in this case.

That's because the entire Newport Beach Little League has been suspended.

In a variation of putting 10 ball players on the field, the Newport Little League has too many coaches on its board.

League president Gary Borquez told KABC that it was an administrative error, but "but we were at fault there."

Still, he thinks District 55, which oversees the league, went too far. "The punishment is egregious in this situation," Boroquez told KABC.

The Newport Beach Little League includes about 70 teams for children ages 5 to 13, according to KPCC. 

Chip Long March 17, 2014 at 09:14 AM
Unbelievable that they would punish the kids this way. How disappointing, but people with power usually abuse it. This was a very simple problem to solve and District 55 officials chose to punish the kids that had nothing to do with it.
Joy Brenner March 17, 2014 at 11:46 AM
Sounds like some grow up men in a "pissing contest" to prove how important they think they are and harming kids in the process.
Ava March 17, 2014 at 12:23 PM
What is the moron's name that made this decision? Address and telephone number too? Maybe this guy would prefer these kids behind a computer watching porn eating a bag of McDonalds! Can you say S T U P I D?
Ava March 17, 2014 at 12:41 PM
Tamara Alexander district administer for District 55 stated that the charter suspension will be lifted at 12:01 Monday pursuant to the league directors taking the necessary steps to required to return and remain compliant with the programs guidelines. Let's Play Ball!
Penny Arévalo March 17, 2014 at 02:08 PM
It is. Followup story here: http://newportbeach.patch.com/groups/sports/p/newport-beach-little-league-back-in-action (apologies, there was an earthquake in LA this a.m. and I've been slammed). Happy playing!


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