Re: The "age" of diva umpires
Originally Posted by George Anderson
Change the scenario to littering. I could have been busted for littering and the cop instead of writing me a ticket could have told me "pick up the blankin trash or I will write you a ticket". Now I would have been grateful that the cop let me go without writing me a ticket in that circumstance even though he used such naughty language, However there are those including many on this board and in MLB that would likely get irate or at the very least file a complaint against the cop for using naughty language even when the cop was doing them a favor and cutting them a break. If people who are in charge of enforcing rules whether they be cops, umpires or whoever only get more problems or more grief by trying to diffuse problems or issuing warnings then be done with it all and just eject right away like in the old days.
It's important to realize that in your comparison, MLB fined the metaphorical cop for inappropriately handling the situation on the field.
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