Originally Posted by Cindysphinx
This demonstrates why captains and acting captains should always show up with a copy of the rules. Sheez.
Well I agree that can't hurt...
But on the other hand I've captained for 6 or 7 years, I don't carry a copy of the rules with me, and I've never had a situation where I would have made use of them on the spot had I in fact had them with me.
So perhaps it also depends on how contentious you and the other captains in your league are. In the OPs case, sounds like the other captain was being a jerk in addition to being ignorant of the rules.