The most vilified official in the world of sports - the Baseball Umpire!
Until you’ve actually been there, done that, experienced it first hand, you’ll never appreciate what these people go through.
Our 2015 season is about to begin, so take a moment and think about how and why you as either a player, coach, sponsor, athletic director, commissioner and league official should conduct yourself.
No other place in time, in the world of amateur athletics, is someone required to be 100% on the mark - regardless of how new they are to the position, then the amateur baseball umpire.
Amateur Baseball Umpires are usually supplied by a local “Board of Umpires”, which is a business that schools, trains and evaluates part time people who officiate amateur baseball games.
These people are not from the professional game, usually. In part and in total, they do their best to present a fair and reasonable environment to the rules and protocols of the sport. The key word in that last sentence is - reasonable. So, being that you’re an amateur too, be reasonable with these people and understand the amateur game in total -not just the wins and losses.
By the way, get out there and place yourself in the “blue suit” and see how easy it is for others to make judgments on you, when the lack of that judgment is really all about them.