Re: The "age" of diva umpires
Originally Posted by George Anderson
Keep in mind in both these instances the players could have been automatically ejected as per the rule book for their behavior. As I have stated before, the umpires were the good guys here and practiced "preventive umpiring" by trying to diffuse a situation to keep them in the game. If your part of the crowd that doesn't appreciate this kind gesture on the part of the umpires then lets return to the old days where the players were dumped immediately without warning, no questions asked.
The good guy arguement doesn't hold when the league hands down fines. Sorry, but the Hallions aren't being good guys as per the ultimate authority on umping decor-their employer.
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