7.01 - The fundamental purpose of the league is to provide a place for friends to play good baseball, in a spirit of good sportsmanship and fair play, with respect for each other, for the families and friends of the players, and with a love of and respect for the game of baseball.
7.02 - Zero Tolerance of Profanity, Any player using loud or undue profane language may be ejected. If the umpire decides that a player has used inappropriate language he/she will issue a warning to the bench of the player. In the event of a second offence or if the profanity continues the player will be ejected.
7.03 - Ejections, How Can It Be Earned? Normal rules of baseball would continue to apply - thus, one can question an Umpire about a call, provided it is done in a civil manner with proper respect and manners, and provided that, in the case of a judgment call, that the only question is “what did you see? Why did you call it that way?” it being understood that there is no disputing a judgment call, one can only ask, once, for an explanation, and then no further dispute or discussion is permitted. In all other cases, one can ask, or ‘Argue’, again in a respectful and mannerly way, about a rule interpretation, and, if not satisfied that the rule has been properly applied or interpreted, one can advise the umpire that a protest is lodged, explaining what the objection or protest is. One cannot dispute, especially in a loud and disrespectful manner, any judgment calls and - when warned to stop, if the dispute continues, ejection is called for. By the same token, attempting to make a non-verbal dispute of a call, such as delaying the game, throwing a bat/ball/glove/short stop or “showing up” an umpire etc. can result in an ejection.
Section 7.03 Comment: In other words, it is not only through verbal means that one can earn an ejection.
7.04 - Leaving the Game and Diamond upon Ejection: If at any time during a game, a player is ejected by the umpire, play will stop and the player must leave the diamond and the ballpark area - he cannot continue to sit in the dugout, or in the stands, or anywhere within reasonable proximity to the diamond, but must leave for the parking lot or go home or whatever. If he has not done so in a reasonable time, the umpire will issue a warning to him and the team’s manager that he must leave immediately or else the game will be called and a forfeit will be declared against his team.
7.05 - Suspensions:
On a player’s 1st ejection during the current season, he is not only out of the remainder of that game but must serve a further one (1) game suspension, the following game or a subsequent game, in full uniform, on his team’s bench, before being eligible to resume playing.
On a player’s 2nd ejection during the same season, he is not only out of the remainder of that game but must serve a further two (2) game suspension, the following and subsequent games, in full uniform, on his team’s bench, before being eligible to resume playing.
On a player’s 3rd ejection during the same season, he is not only out of the remainder of that game, but is suspended from further play indefinitely until the executive can meet and decide on a suitable suspension. Be aware that a third suspension may extend to the end of the season playoffs included.
On any ejection resulting from or involving physical abuse and/or contact with an umpire, the player will be immediately suspended for an indefinite length of time until such time as the executive can meet and determine the length of suspension. Any contact with an umpire will be deemed as unacceptable and the penalty will be harsh and may involve the loss of the rest of the season for the player
Reports; Investigation: When an ejection occurs, both managers and the umpire for the game are to report the ejection to the Umpire in Chief and to the President, by email or by phone, detailing the date, the teams involved, the score at the time, the name and jersey number (and if possible the telephone number or other contact info) of the player ejected, the name of the umpire, and a brief report of what happened.
The Umpire in Chief and the President shall each contact those involved to investigate the incident and shall each report to Executive their findings and recommendation (i.e. whether the automatic suspension(s) are sufficient penalty or whether some additional sanction is called for.
Additional Penalties or Suspensions - At Discretion of the Executive: If the Executive is considering imposing any additional discretionary penalty, before doing so, the Executive shall call on the player to state his views and make any comments in his own defence, and shall call on the Umpire in Chief to also state his views and make any comments he wishes to make, and shall then decide whether to impose additional penalties or suspensions or to impose any terms of resumption of play on the player. If the Executive does apply any additional penalties or set terms of resumption of play to the player, this decision, and a brief explanation of the reasons, shall be given to the offending player and all managers of the league.