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To appease the fans, major-league umpires are now required to take eye exams during the seventh inning stretch.
Guilt Day at Shea.
Tags:sport, sports, baseball, baseball player, baseball players, guilt, guilty, guilty conscious, regret, regrets, regretting, low self-esteem, self-esteem, low self-confidence, self-confidence, beating yourself up, fan, fans, stadium, stadiums, umpire, umpires, batter, batters, catcher, catchers, psychology, mental health
"Then we're agreed - it's a great day for a ball game."
'Don't rush me! I need some time to process everything.'
Tags:baseball, umpire, umpires, referees, process, processes, processing, base, base, run, runs, running, runner, runners, information, informations, think, thinks, thinking, thinking time, thinking times, decide, decides, decision, decisions, rush, rushes, rushed, rushing, home run, in the bleachers, bleachers, in the bleachers
"I don't know when I've seen a more magniﬁcent slide. You're out!"
Tags:slide, sliding, home, home plate, home run, home runs, tag out, tags out, tagging out, baseball, baseball player, baseball players, umpire, umpires, base runner, base runners, base running, decision, decisions, close decision, close decisions, tight decision, tight decisions, good form, judge, judges, judgment, judgement, judgements, judgments
Dining Infraction, Too Much Tabouli on the Tie!
Tags:dinner, dinners, dinner time, tabouli, infraction, infractions, referee, referees, foul, fouls, messy eater, messy eaters, impolite, uncivilised, uncivilized, eating out, dining out, bad eater, bad eaters, offense, offenses, infringe, infringement, infringements, offence, offences, umpire, umpires
Political Candidates' Playbook Signals from the sidelines
Tags:baseball, baseballs, baseball signal, baseball signals, sign, signs, body language, politics, politician, politicians, political, political leader, political leaders, government, governments, president, presidents, candidate, candidates, campaign, campaigns, election, elections, umpire, umpires, ref, referee, referees, sport, sports
Succumbing to pressure from players and fans, the home plate umpire agrees to undergo on-the-spot Lasik eye surgery.
"Out? What are you, blind?"
A baseball game is played in an ancient Roman arena; the emperor gives a thumbs-down signal, declaring a player to be out of the game
Tags:history, historical, ancient, rome, roman, romans, emperor, emperors, caesar, caesars, colosseum, colosseums, amphitheatre, amphitheatres, amphitheater, amphitheaters, arena, arenas, stadium, stadiums, gladiator, gladiators, gladiatorial contest, gladiatorial contests, life, death, life or death, thumbs up, thumbs down, signal, signals, gesture, gestures, decision, decisions, deciding, sport, sports, baseball, player, players, athlete, athletes, umpire, umpires, out, safe
"Sh-h-h! Everyone's staring."
Tags:sport, sports, baseball, baseball player, baseball players, player, players, athlete, athletes, baseball team, baseball teams, team, teams, umpire, umpires, problem, problems, fighting, fight, fights, arguing, argument, arguments, conflict, conflicts, quiet, calm, staring, intimidating, intimidation, intimidated, insecure, insecurity, insecurities, anger, angry, temper, yelling, screaming, upset, afraid, scared
'Fouls and other violations have plummeted since the league introduced corporal punishment.'
Tags:corporal punishment, corporal punishments, punish, punishes, punishing, punished, punishments, foul, fouls, fouling, fouled, penalise, penalises, penalised, penalising, ref, refs, referee, referees, umpire, umpires, violate, violates, violating, violation, violations, in the bleachers, bleachers, in the bleachers
'Personal foul. On the defense. Plucking the passer.'
Tags:chicken, chickens, hen, hens, bird, birds, football, american football, footballer, footballers, ref, refs, referee, referees, umpire, umpires, foul, fouls, fouling, fouled, fouler, foulers, penalty, penalties, pluck, plucks, plucking, plucked, plucker, feather, feathers, defense, in the bleachers, bleachers, in the bleachers
'What a control freak!'
Tags:running, run, runs, runner, runners, ran, running track, running tracks, running lane, running lanes, lane, lanes, get in your lanes, bossy, bossing, boss, umpire, ump, starting gun, start, starting, starts, started, control freak, control, controls, controlling, get set, go, in the bleachers, bleachers, in the bleachers
'It's not your fault, Dewey. Whenever a call doesn't go his way, he goes ballistic.'
Tags:baseball, base ball, umpire, umpires, ref, refs, referee, referees, decision, decisions, ballistic, mad, crazy, anger, angry, angers, shoot off, shoots off, shooting off, off the handle, fuming, furious, infuriate, infuriates, infuriation, infuriated, fury, rage, in the bleachers, bleachers, in the bleachers
'It was all ball!'
Tags:sumo, sumos, sumo wrestler, sumo wrestlers, japan, japanese, basketball, foul, fouls, fouling, fouled, fouler, penalty, penalties, ref, refs, referee, referees, umpire, umpires, rule, rules, rule breaker, rule breakers, breaking rules, body check, body checks, body checking, in the bleachers, bleachers, in the bleachers
'We should have asserted control early on. They've been jawing at each other all game long. It was bound to turn violent.'
Tags:basketball, ref, refs, referee, referees, umpire, umpires, fight, fights, fighting, fighter, fighters, fought, punch, punches, punching, punched, punch up, punch ups, dispute, disputes, disputed, argue, argues, arguing, argued, control, controls, controlling, controller, controllers, in the bleachers, bleachers, in the bleachers
'Even if everyone does say you're blind, sir, I still have to examine you myself.'
'Are referees black with white stripes or white with black stripes?'
"All right! Have it your own way. It was a ball."
Tags:decisions, problem solving, entertainment, sports, baseball, umpires, way, have it your way, having it your way, argue, argues, arguing, argument, arguments, umpire, ref, refs, referee, referees, decision, decisions, persuade, persuades, persuading, persuasion, pitch, pitches, pitching, pitcher, pitchers, strike, strikes, convince, convinces, convincing, mankoff
"And the score remains unchanged."
Tags:tennis, tennis game, tennis games, tennis player, tennis players, butterfly, butterflies, butterfly catcher, butterfly catchers, butterfly trader, butterfly traders, butterfly net, butterfly nets, draw, draws, score, hopelessness, tennis official, tennis officials, umpire, umpires, tennis umpire, tennis umpires
'Wimbledon - The British weather is causing ever more contentious line-calls.'
"Whaddya mean line ball? The ball was out! O.U.T.! You blind or something?"
A picket line for the umpires union.