Coaches are responsible for the conduct of their players, parents and
There shall be no smoking or chewing of tobacco, drinking alcohol or using
unlawful substances by anyone on the field and at the team benches.
If a manager wants to bench a player during a game for disciplinary reasons,
he must inform the opposing manager, and he shall also inform the Division
Commissioner before the player is eligible to play again.
If a manager, coach or player is ejected by an umpire or BSBTOC official, they
shall leave the field immediately and take no further part in the game. An
ejected participant cannot be in sight or hearing distance of the on-going
game once ejected and he/she shall not be in attendance at the following
game(s) due to suspension. In the event a player is ejected, it is required of
the manager to provide responsible supervision off-premises for the ejected
If a manager, coach or player is ejected by an umpire or BSBTOC official:
First time* - The person shall not take part in the next scheduled
game. There is no appeal.
Second time - The person shall not take part in any games scheduled
over the next seven days. An appeal may be made.
Third time - The person is suspended for the entire season. An appeal
may be made.
NB* Any manager/coach suspended for a game must vacate the premises of said game no later than 30
minutes before the scheduled start time. A violation of this will incur the next level of penalty, a seven-day
suspension. Further violation(s) will be subject to additional penalties, to be determined by the Bay State
Board of Directors.
No player shall be allowed to harass opposing players or coaches. Such
action shall be cause for ejection.
Any manager or coach who repeatedly harasses umpires shall be subject to
disciplinary action by the Board of Directors.
Any team whose parents are abusive to either the umpires, a BSBTOC official
or the opposing team shall face disciplinary action by the Board of Directors
to include the disqualification of the team for or in the TOURNAMENT OF
No disciplinary action shall be taken unless there is a meeting of a
disciplinary committee appointed by the president along with all interested
parties. Failure of an interested party to attend a "disciplinary action
meeting", after having been notified, shall not delay any disciplinary action
which might be taken by the board as a result of the meeting.
Any coach suspended/ejected by an official from a game is ineligible to coach
at any Bay State Baseball League game at any level until the next contest at
the same level he/she was suspended for has/have been completed.
Processes for reporting ejections - Both managers/coaches involved are
required to report any ejection (manager, coach, player or spectator) to their
division director and enter it onto the Bay State web site. The umpire
involved is required to report the ejection to the umpire-in-chief.
All organizations shall be reviewed at the end of the season by the Board of