Going to Bat for Refs and Umps

Going to Bat for Refs and Umps

The proposal to make it a misdemeanor to harass referees and umpires in Wisconsin takes its first step forward today.

Lawmakers have a hearing on the plan they hope will have fewer people yelling at the officials in youth and high school sports. The WIAA, the group that runs high school sports in Wisconsin, says harassment has made it difficult for them to find and keep referees and umpires. The plan is due for a vote in the Assembly’s Committee on Judiciary later this afternoon.

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