In retrospect, I should have qualified this posting for those considering this as something doable.
In my situation, the organization that I was with had issues that went far beyond the field. Without going deeper into that subject, I thought adding a little levity to our taking the field, knowing what we did, would be considered.. " what's it going to hurt" Well, it did hurt. The things that followed that move was way beyond what I and others expected. The repercussion of which followed everyone involved for some time.
Unless you're playing a pickup game, fooling around on a back lot, without official umpires and such - I guess it's ok - but then you'd better be sure of yourself and the temperament of those around you.
Fun can be fun, but being disrespectful of someone in authority is wrong and can't be justified now matter how hard one tries. Trust me on this one.