Originally Posted by Johnny Footstool
The problem is, umpires should be above the fray (all authority figures should be). Their job responsibilities demand impartiality, and when they allow themselves to get emotional, they jeopardize that impartiality.
My expectation is that an umpire should not get involved in a shouting match with a player, should not wave his arms and argue with a player, or otherwise engage a player on an emotional level. When they do, they step out of the role of respected, impartial judge.
I don't think you see much of that. Doesn't mean the umpires don't have to throw the brats out of the game from time to time. I'm not sure there is enough information in either of these 2 cases to suggest as much regarding these umpires. There is a lot of inventing things that can't be seen or creating of conversations that nobody on here heard but there is very little to suggest any of what you said above happened in either instance.