So the umpires were told they are supported 100% from everyone I just mentioned. So the days of looking away from abuse or not looking favorably on an umpire that threw someone out are over.
In fact the umpires that don't do their job are the ones that will be looked at unfavorably.
It is supposed to be a new age, we shall see. It didn't go well this year although the number of these incidents between players and umpires were down from past years in my opinion.