From another sport, but still shows a good example. I was playing in a high school basketball tournament and, as a player went up to shoot, I put my hand in his face, just like I'd been taught. I was aghast to be whistled for a foul. I went over to the ref and asked him why I got a foul and he said "You can't touch him." I replied, "I didn't", to which the ref said, "Oh, then I made a mistake."
It really does take the wind out of your sails in terms of arguing. I just said okay and went to take my spot in the lane for the free throws. Obviously it stuck with me, as it's been a while since I was in high school.
Posted on Feb 23, 2011, 4:03 PM from IP address 188.8.131.52