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Re: Dan Smith
Posted by Butch Parnes-umpire on May 26, 2019, 4:35 pm, in reply to "Re: Dan Smith
I have never made excuses for umpires who don’t hustle into position, who talk to people behind the backstop, aren’t consistent and those who don’t take their job seriously. Those individuals need to look at themselves in the mirror and decide if they should umpire. Having said that, when a call goes against a team on a “bang bang play” the great players know how to play over a call they believe was wrong. I have never yelled at a player who doesn’t hit the cut off man or a player who pops it up in the infield with bases loaded or a player who doesn’t advance the runners on 2nd and 3rd. The proverbial “do on to others as you would have them do on to you” is so simple. Let’s keep things in perspective.