NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WKBW) — Niagara Falls Umpire Association President Michael Salada has been dealing with an umpire shortage, something he thinks is a result of increased pressure coming from parents.
"(Officials) are tired of getting yelled at," Salada said, "You know they don't to be screamed at on the field and they would just rather be off."
After a Niagara Falls coach resigned due to harassment, Salada said he was not surprised. This type of anger coming from parents has only amplified over the past few years.
"Fans yelling at the umpires, we didn't see it as much at the youth level that we're seeing it now today" Salada said.