Re: The "age" of diva umpires
Originally Posted by Captain13
I have seen several people in this thread and others that say basically "a good umpire should never be noticed". That is at least partailly true, but when a player puts a spotlight on that umpire it is not the umpire "being a diva" it is the player being a brat and it is then the player's fault he got ejected.
Why empower a player by acknowledging a gutteral reaction to a call?
There are some cases where a player's demonstrative actions justify responses that are frankly unavoidable.
We've seen two high profile instances in as many weeks where player behavior did not rise to that threshold but umpire engagement escalated an event. That really shouldn't happen.
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