U is for Umpires
"Umpires are submerged in the history of baseball like idiot children in a family album."
Poor guys - they only have each other.
If ever there was a profession I would NEVER want to be - that would be a major league baseball umpire. Do you see how everyone yells at that guy? I mean right in their face - spitting and breathing all that bad breath on them. Could they get any closer? Boy talk about no respect. It is a American-baseball-tradition to get in the Ump's face and SCREAM at the poor guy. Gee, all he is trying to do, is keep the rules and make them play fair. Kinda like the yard-lady at lunchtime recess at school.
It is a love/hate relationship baseball players have with their umpire. The fans hate them, yet they play a pivotal part of the game. Without the Umps, there would be no game.
Would you let someone yell at you for $84,000 to 300,000 a year?