LAKEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4) – The Lakewood Police Department is looking for a group of adults who got into a physical fight at a youth baseball game on Saturday. It happened at the Westgate Elementary School field during a Bear Creek Junior Baseball game.

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Police say it started with controversy over a call. A 13-year-old umpire said one of the 7-year-olds batted out of order.

“These adults took over the field and began assaulting each other on 6/15 during a youth baseball game. We’re looking for any info, in particular to ID the man in the white shirt/teal shorts,” the police department tweeted. “Several people have already been cited in this fight and injuries were reported.”

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Police are especially interested in identifying the man in the white shirt and teal shorts — saying he caused serious injuries.

Men and women can be seen punching and pushing each other, as others look on from the other side of the fence. One person can be heard starting to pray during the melee. The young players can also be seen running off the field.

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“It’s a 7-year-olds’ baseball game, and we’re asking the parents to grow up,” police said.

Concepción Rivera’s own son plays in the same league and was appalled by what she saw.

“Parents shouldn’t be acting like that. It’s a game, it should be fun,” she said.

“It’s something that people are gawking at and there’s shock value, but it’s serious, serious things that happened during a youth baseball game,” said John Romero, a Lakewood Police spokesman.

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So far, four different people have been cited for disorderly conduct and fighting in public, police said.

UPDATE: Man In Teal Shorts Still Unidentified After ‘Disgusting’ Youth Baseball Parent Brawl

Comments (38)
  1. Why we do soccer in our house. Baseball is filled with over-juiced dads who are pathetically attempting to live vicariously through their kids. What a bunch of losers.

    1. Lee Roggenburg says:

      My son reffed soccer and he has the same problem . . you’re in dream land if you think soccer doesn’t have this at times too . . never mind the hooligans at professional soccer matches.

    2. Soccer parents might be worse than baseball parents. You’re deluding yourself.

  2. Joseph Nask says:

    The kid batted out of order!! Only kidding. Glad those days are gone. My kids didn’t make it to the pro’s. Too bad, my son had some arm, lefty at that!! I remember those parents though, I used to have to leave, they’re out there, all the tough guys!! Bunch of jerks

  3. Grizz Mann says:

    Maturity on display?

  4. Ken Sparrow says:

    The IQ level of the so-called adults there was really low

  5. Patrick Stewart says:

    That’s why they are called “Sports Nuts” Parents become kids and the kids have to be the bigger more dignified persons.

  6. Jim Hyland says:

    The degeneration of our society is no coincidence, it is the result of God’s prolonged spiritual judgment that is currently upon the world. He has given up man to his sin and the last day is rapidly approaching. To learn more, check E Bible Fellowship.

  7. Bill O'Connor says:

    Another Editor’s Award Nominee:

    “…7 year old’s…”

    Well done!

  8. Scott McDonald says:

    Everyone who ran onto the field should be banned from attending ANY organized league sport events in Lakewood. This is such an appalling thing to happen in our community! Once charged it is a matter of public record. These people need to be on a list so they don’t drag down our community, again, with their horrific acts. Not acceptable. The community should know who these dangerous thugs are.

  9. afinework says:

    The guy in the white T-shirt “could” be facing assault charges. “could”? The correct statement is “will be facing assault charges”.

  10. John Memoli says:

    Not that long ago, the teams were managed by children, the games were arranged by kids, the rankings and schedule were made by kids, and officiating was by kids. This is when kids got something good out of sports. Since adults got involved, kids learn how to hit a ball and run. All the learning opportunities have been taken out of sports and replaced by asinine behaviors. Adults ruin kids sports. Adults, go away and let the kids play.

  11. I coached many years of soccer but only coached one season of baseball. The parents were unbearable and some of the kids were spoiled worse than month old pinto beans.

  12. Why all the shock and surprise? We Americans use violence to solve our problems. We allow violence in our professional sports and that is what we keep teaching our youth. Someone disagrees with you? Punch them into unconsciousness. That’s the message we teach and it’s what our kids learn. Make bed, sleep in it.

    1. Samuel Green says:

      That’s a pretty naive statement. There is violence EVERYWHERE in the world. As a retired soldier that’s been here and there, America has lesser or equal violence than most nations. To state that Americans use violence to solve problems more than other nations means you don’t travel much outside the USA.

      Granted, places like Chicago, are on par with many global hot spots of violence on the globe. But your statement is still fairly naive my friend.

    2. vision2040 says:

      “When someone disagrees with you punch them into unconsciousness”, especially when the charged you and punched you several times first. The man that was injured got some instant karma as he ran out of gas during a fight he started.

  13. Dave Ison says:

    My granddaughter and their kids live in this area. I hope they are never exposed to this kind of reprehensible behavior. I also hope that the perpetrators are caught and punished appropriately. I feel bad for the 13 year old umpire. Disgusting

  14. Tony Dean says:

    Good God, what a bunch of a-holes.

  15. Don’t be surprised when there are spics around.

  16. But I was told diversity was our strength.

  17. Yohei Watanabe says:

    Have we really become a nation of dumb inarticulate brute beasts who can’t even settle a disagreement through discussion anymore? Seriously? Please get me off of this rock…..

  18. John Oakman says:

    Dat Diversity bees sooooo goot.

  19. Carter Gwynn says:

    Blue state triggered

  20. What a “fine” example for the young players…it is just a damn game!

  21. Jim Steiger says:

    When I was in my early 20’s, I was umpiring first base at a Little League game. The favored team took the field and their star pitcher loaded the bases with walks. The next hitter hit a high line drive down the right field foul line that hit the ground 5 feet foul — clear as crystal, the foul line was clearly marked with a lime stripe. Immediately two rather drunk guys came running over screaming and yelling, physically threatening me, etc. Soon other parents were involved. Fortunately, it was the “Policeman’s Benevolent Association League,” and there were 4 policemen in attendance. Children were weeping. One guy kept screaming at me that I was a cheat and a loser. Finally a cop said, “Joe, the ball was foul by five feet.” People calmed down. I entered the Army shortly after that and never umpired another game.

  22. Richard Rose says:

    Hope the kids had a long talk with their fathers when they got home and punished them appropriately.

  23. Larry Waltz says:

    This is so cool.

  24. Arthur King says:

    Typical democratic behavior; I’m getting used to it.

  25. john L says:

    Parents always manage to ruin kids fun.

  26. Bad culture. Great example for the children. Way to go.

  27. Steve Fenster says:

    So you don’t believe,
    We’re on the eve
    Of destruction?

  28. Lance Mannion says:

    In a way it’s easy to just blow this off as some parents gone wild, but I’m interested in more details on the injuries some of these people suffered. It’s very dangerous in a mob fight like this because if you’re not paying attention and get sucker punched, it can cause serious injury. I’m talking broken facial bones, eye injuries, lost teeth, etc… It’s no joke. You definitely need to protect the ump and the players, but everyone else rushing the field is part of the problem.

  29. James Crowdes says:

    I take exception to these “people” being referred to as adults. These are grown children.

  30. Bill Allan says:

    I live in Canada, jeez that was like a oldtimers hockey brawl….except co-ed and with little lids watching, friggen idiots!

  31. Kevin Bearly says:

    We need to import way more turd world people into our country so scenes like this can increase.

  32. Stanley Lizewski says:

    don’t forget a republican government congressman was almost murdered in a baseball game—quit cheating….play by the rules