Re: The "age" of diva umpires
Unfortunately, none of this will get solved overnight. Obviously, players should conduct themselves in a sporting like matter and realize they are never going to change an umps mind. If they disagree with a close call, yes sometimes the player will have a reaction of disbelief, but they need to get over it quickly. By the time most players have made it to the majors, they've had their fair share of calls go against them to understand this.
On the flip side, the ump needs to also keep their emotions in check. You can't expect one behavior from the players and not demonstrate it yourself. Again, the umps natural reaction will be to defend their decision. But once an ump makes it to the major leagues, they should have enough experience to understand that by remaining calm, most situations will die very quickly. If the player keeps it up and insists on carrying on the argument, then yeah, they have earned the ejection at that point.
...the 2-2 to Woodsen and here it comes...and it is swung on and missed! And Tom Browning has pitched a perfect game! Twenty-seven outs in a row, and he is being mobbed by his teammates, just to the thirdbase side of the mound.