Gadsden High School: Ump Pushed English-Only in Game

Las Cruces Sun-News, April 12, 2013

Baseball coaches from a New Mexico high school say they will file a formal complaint against an umpire who allegedly told a Latino player to stop speaking Spanish during a game.

Emmanuel Burciaga, an assistant coach at Gadsden High School, told the Albuquerque Journal that umpire Corey Jones told the Gadsden first baseman to speak only English or face ejection during a game in Alamogordo on Tuesday.

After Burciaga asked Jones, the first-base umpire, about the admonishment, Jones said, “Anyone who speaks Spanish—coaches or players—will be ejected,” according to Gadsden High School baseball coaches.

Burciaga said he told Jones, “Our players will not stop speaking Spanish, and they will not be ejected.” Burciaga said Jones then “came walking toward me and said, ‘Another word from you, Coach, and you will be ejected.”‘

The home plate umpire, who is bilingual, intervened in the mid-game conflict and told Jones there was no rule prohibiting players from speaking Spanish on the field, Burciaga said. The other umpire assured Jones that he understood Spanish and would put a stop to any foul language, Burciaga said.

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The Gadsden Independent School District bumps up against the Mexican border and has a student body that is 97 percent Latino.

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  • Puggg

    Emmanuel Burciaga, an assistant coach at Gadsden High School, told the
    Albuquerque Journal that umpire Corey Jones told the Gadsden first
    baseman to speak only English or face ejection during a game in
    Alamogordo on Tuesday.

    Imagine if major league umps did this. They’d be sending half the players in the league to the showers.

    • The__Bobster

      Then the owners would have to send back their cheap imports and hire American players.

      • bigone4u

        Those “cheap imports” get paid millions because of stupid white fans who do not demand good character and decent behavior of azzletes.

        • The Bobster

          The Dominican grunts don’t get paid millions, only the superstars.

  • The__Bobster

    The home plate umpire, who is bilingual, intervened in the mid-game conflict and told Jones there was no rule prohibiting players from speaking Spanish on the field, Burciaga said.
    ___________

    Gubmint workers aren’t supposed to talk among themselves in a foreign language when dealing with the public, but they still do. They also do it when they’re trashing their superiors.

  • Katherine McChesney

    New Mexico is trilingual. The citizens are the white Spaniards, English and Indians. The dominant languages are Spanish and English.

    • The Bobster

      You’re telling me that there are no Mestizos there?

  • GeneticsareDestiny

    “The Gadsden Independent School District bumps up against the Mexican border and has a student body that is 97 percent Latino.”

    How many of them do you bet are legal? 30% maybe? And that’s only if you went by the government’s anchor baby definition of legal. I doubt any of them have been here more than four generations.

  • Homo_Occidentalis

    New Mexico is starting to look a whole lot like Old Mexico. Who could have ever predicted that where the Mexicans go, so Mexico follows?

  • bigone4u

    I know one umpire who will be forced to attend a government re-education camp. i can even take a stab at the apology he will be forced to speak in front of the TV cameras: “I apologize to persons of Spanish descent for my insensitivity. What I did was wrong. My remarks hurt not only our fine young players of color, but also Hispanics throughout the world. If I could take back the evil that I spoke I would. As it is, I ask that I be forgiven and I promise that I will never demean, degrade, and humiliate persons of color again.” Can you hear the violins playing?

  • LastBastionOfHope

    Can someone please conduct an experiment where an American white man illegally immigrates to Mexico, and goes on a crusade demanding that Mexicans accommodate him and speak English while leeching off their government money? It would be hysterical to see the reaction of Mexico. He would probably end up locked up or deported asap. And there would be nothing racist about it. It’s only racist when whites say “no” to minorities.

    • Mrfinoni

      True…..however having been to Mexico on holiday I observed that the rulers are White….virtually pure blood Spanish…the peasants speak excellent English in the hotels and any American or Canadian with some financial resources would be welcomed into the elite……Yes…its still good to be white.

      • Garrett Brown

        Except in white countries.

  • Secret Tribunal

    Suggesting that our vibrant immigrant community speak White English is a hate crime.

  • MBlanc46

    I’m surprised that they don’t eject you for speaking English. I’ve had a long-running debate with my best friend. He argues that the Mexican immigrants will follow the path of previous immigrant groups, assimilate and learn English. I maintain that the plan of the elites is to erase the North American borders so far as labor and capital flows are concerned and that making the US bilingual is part of this plan. He’s a very bright guy, but I think he’s paying too much attention to history and not enough attention to contemporary politics.

    • Some Guy

      Tell him to spend a day in my part of Northern California, his eyes will open so fast!

      • MBlanc46

        The fact that he lives in Minnesota may be affecting his judgment.

  • IKantunderstand

    Whoa, I am calming my breathing. Because what I really want to YELL is : F you , Because I am sick and tired of these illegal colonizers slithering across the border. The fact that this baseball umpire can’t speak Spanish well, no problemo. Do you all see where this is leading? When the Hispanic hordes take over if you think learning Spanish is going to save you, you are crazy. We need to fight back now! We have to start a new political group. The GOP is dead. The new group has to acknowledge and support the rights of White people. You all realize that “Constitutional Rights” are a White people thang, when they have enough votes they will get rid of us, and the Constitution. Do you understand that they will turn this once prosperous country, into Mexico Lite?

  • LHathaway

    97% Latino? Bring in the national guard. Bring in tolerance trainers. They must find diversity no matter the cost. Or is an entire school one race only a problem when there are white students who can be ‘integrated’?

  • Fredrik_H

    The future of America right there. The onus on becoming a bi-lingual nation will be on white people. Either you accept that or there will be conflict.

  • Frank

    It does not matter if all the students are Hispanic. The school is in the U.S. and students in the U.S. should speak English