Re: The "age" of diva umpires
The umpires aren't divas. The fans are divas. And the players. And the posters here. And everyone else. The umpires are the only thing keeping the human race from being 100% diva.
I never saw an umpire make the wrong move. And if he did, he has supervisors who would reprimand him. Which is irrelevant, because the umpire would be justified. And if any one said otherwise, I'd show them the rule book. And if the rule book said something different, it wouldn't matter. You don't know how close to all out anarchy each game gets so until you become an umpire, you shouldn't be talking about any of this.
Civilians just don't understand. Cops, high level military, Wild West sheriffs; they have some idea. Their jobs are like an umpire's job minus the stakes and level of responsibility. An umpire wouldn't tell a barber how to cut hair. But he would give him a warning.
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