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Umpire Quotes

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Many baseball fans look upon an umpire as a sort of
necessary evil to the luxury of baseball,
like the odor that follows an automobile.
- Christy Mathewson

Related topics: Sports

I never questioned the integrity of an umpire.
Their eyesight, yes.
- Leo Durocher

Your job is to umpire for the ball and not the player.
- Bill Klem

Anyone interested in becoming a professional umpire
and becoming eligible to work in the minor leagues
must attend one of the two umpire schools sanctioned
by Major League Baseball.
- Jim Evans

 

I didn't mean to hit the umpire with the dirt,
but I did mean to hit that bastard in the stands.
- Babe Ruth

Peace is the umpire for doing the will of God.
- Edwin Louis Cole

Baseball is a game where a curve is an optical illusion,
a screwball can be a pitch or a person,
stealing is legal and you can spit anywhere you like
except in the umpire's eye or on the ball.
- James Patrick Murray

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You argue with the umpire because there is nothing
else you can do about it.
- Leo Durocher

The ultimate umpire of all things in life is Fact.
- Agnes C. Laut

Most plays that are missed by the umpire are caused
by the umpire not reading those cues early enough and
making the proper adjustments.
- Jim Evans

My dad was a carpenter and I would work with him during
the summer and umpire on the nights I wasn't playing.
- Jim Evans

Take pride in your work at all times.
Remember, respect for an umpire is created off the field as well as on.
- Ford Frick

An angry player can't argue with the back of an umpire who is walking away.
- Bill Klem

Whenever you have a tight situation and there's a close pitch,
the umpire gets a squawk no matter how he calls it.
- Red Barber

It is the duty of the Umpire to determine all questions
submitted to him according to these laws,
when they apply, and according to his best judgment when they do not apply.
- Howard Staunton

The job of arguing with the umpire belongs to the manager,
because it won't hurt the team if he gets thrown out of the game.
- Earl Weaver

In the olden days, the umpire didn't have to take any courses in mind reading.
The pitcher told you he was going to throw at you.
- Leo Durocher

No one respects the umpire's job more than I do;
but,
if I were a manager, I would probably be ejected three
or four times a season fighting for my team.
- Jim Evans

If either player abandon the game by quitting the table in anger,
or in an otherwise offensive manner;
or by momentarily resigning the game;
or refuses to abide by the decision of the Umpire,
the game must be scored against him.
- Howard Staunton

Our students learn more in 30 days than one could learn
in 30 years without our training.
To really maximize your potential as an umpire,
you need to get a solid foundation as soon as you can.
- Jim Evans

As a whole, the managers today are different in temperament.
Most have very good communication skills and are more
understanding of the umpire's job.
That doesn't mean they are better managers.
It just means that I perceive today's managers a bit differently.
- Jim Evans

Yes, I was in that game where George Brett hit that home run.
Billy saw there was too much pine tar on the bat and he went to the umpire,
the next thing we knew they were fighting about it.
- Bert Campaneris

When I was 14, I played in a summer league.
One night the chief umpire asked me if I would like to try umpiring.
There was a Little League tournament coming up and
he needed more umpires than he had.
- Jim Evans

You had to pitch in and out.
The zone didn't belong to the hitters;
it belonged to the pitchers.
Today, if you pitch too far inside, the umpire would stop you right there.
I don't think it's fair.
- Juan Marichal

Professional managers, coaches, and players have a
right to question an umpire's decision if they do it
in a professional manner.
When they become personal, profane, or violent,
they have crossed the line and must be dealt with accordingly.
- Jim Evans

The trouble with women umpires is that I couldn't argue with one.
I'd put my arms around her and give her a little kiss.
- Casey Stengel

The most cowardly thing in the world is blaming mistakes upon the umpires.
Too many managers strut around on the field trying
to manage the umpires instead of their teams.
- Bill Klem

Step outside the guidelines of the official umpires
and make your own rules and your own reality.
- Phil Ochs

Minor league umpires are evaluated in their respective
leagues each year and rated numerically.
This enables umpires to know where they stand and helps
them make prudent career decisions.
- Jim Evans

I told the umpires to walk back at least thirty-five feet from home plate.
That reduced the arguements.
- Bill Klem

As all of us with any involvement in sports knows,
no two umpires or no two referees have the same strike
zone or call the same kind of a basketball game.
- Herb Kohl

Bishops are like umpires.
You have to have them to call the close decisions.
- Frank Butler

Now that women are jockeys, baseball umpires,
atomic scientists, and business executives,
maybe someday they can master parallel parking.
- Bill Vaughan

Umpires are necessary evils.
- Doug Harvey

Boys, I'm one of those umpires that misses 'em every
once in a while so if it's close,
you'd better hit it.
- Cal Hubbard

I made a game effort to argue but two things were against me:
the umpires and the rules.
- Leo Durocher

The third umpires should be changed as often as nappies and for the same reason.
- Navjot Singh Sidhu

The best umpired game is the game in which the fans
cannot recall the umpires who worked it.
- Bill Klem

Umpires, like players, are expected to show constant
improvement each season and at each level.
Inconsistent plate work and the inability to handle
situations are probably the two biggest problems that
minor league umpires face.
- Jim Evans

I'd always have grease in at least two places,
in case the umpires would ask me to wipe one off.
I never wanted to be caught out there with anything though,
it wouldn't be professional.
- Gaylord Perry

People come out to see the players.
When do you see a manager anyway? When he's out on
the field arguing with the umpires,
making a fool of himself and you know you can't win,
and when he brings out the line-up card.
- Frank Robinson

I attribute my success to my mental approach to the game.
I have always been a serious student of umpiring.
I enjoy studying rules, situations, and positioning.
- Jim Evans

I reached the point where I actually enjoyed the umpiring more than playing.
- Jim Evans

I literally paid my way through the University of Texas with my umpiring.
- Jim Evans

Let's face it.
Umpiring is not an easy or happy way to make a living.
In the abuse they suffer, and the pay they get for it,
you see an imbalance that can only be explained by
their need to stay close to a game they can't resist.
- Bob Uecker

The weak can never forgive.
Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I have also seen children successfully
surmounting the effects of an evil inheritance.
That is due to purity being an inherent attribute of the soul.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

We often attribute 'understanding' and other cognitive
predicates by metaphor and analogy to cars,
adding machines, and other artifacts,
but nothing is proved by such attributions.
- John Searle

Living in a tower, however secure it may feel,
is hardly a social attribute.
- Dirk Bogarde

To these ideals which were instilled in me when I was a youth,
I attribute in a large degree the success that was
mine on the bicycle tracks of the world.
- Major Taylor

There's too much tendency to attribute to God the evils
that man does of his own free will.
- Agatha Christie

But freedom, liberty, is an attribute of the soul and
it may exist even when the body is in bondage.
- Ralph A. Cram

Once, power was considered a masculine attribute.
In fact, power has no sex.
- Katharine Graham

Of course, I also attribute some of my hearing loss
to being in the infantry in World War II.
It's probably a combination of heredity and noise exposure.
- George Kennedy

I argued that I didn't have any of the attributes to pose for cheesecake.
I said I would have to make good on my acting ability,
which was the only attribute I could offer.
- Teresa Wright

As a person who is not confrontational by disposition
I tend to see that the quality of being confrontational is a positive attribute.
- John Hall

The innovative spirit was America's strongest attribute,
transforming everything into a brave new world,
but there lingered an insecurity about the arts.
- Arthur Erickson

I attribute my success to this - I never gave or took any excuse.
- Florence Nightingale

We cannot attribute to fortune or virtue that which
is achieved without either.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

The mistake we make is to attribute to religions the
errors and fanaticism of human beings.
- Tahar Ben Jelloun

A changing environment will affect Alaska more than any other state,
because of our location.
I'm not one though who would attribute it to being man-made.
- Sarah Palin

Most of the good executives do pretty well.
Because to be a good executive you have to be strong,
and you have to have a simple attribute that people have forgotten about -
courage.
- John Milius

When I meet successful people I ask 100 questions as
to what they attribute their success to.
It is usually the same: persistence,
hard work and hiring good people.
- Kiana Tom

Every form is a base for colour, every colour is the attribute of a form.
- Victor Vasarely

I am selfish, but that's an attribute that all artists possess.
- Robert Mapplethorpe

We are too much accustomed to attribute to a single
cause that which is the product of several,
and the majority of our controversies come from that.
- Marcus Aurelius

I think that my biggest attribute to any success that I have had is hard work.
There really is no substitute for working hard.
- Maria Bartiromo

In the land of my birth I cannot vote,
whereas a young person of eighteen can vote.
And why? Because he or she possesses that wonderful biological attribute -
a white skin.
- Desmond Tutu

No attribute of God is more dreadful to sinners than His holiness.
- Matthew Henry

To be perfectly just is an attribute of the divine nature;
to be so to the utmost of our abilities,
is the glory of man.
- Joseph Addison

People who are in a fortunate position always attribute
virtue to what makes them so happy.
- John Kenneth Galbraith


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