Judges are like umpires. Umpires don't make the rules. They apply them. The role of an umpire and a judge is critical. They make sure everybody plays by the rules. But it is a limited role. Nobody ever went to a ballgame to see the umpire. John Roberts
I've heard it said that umpires are necessary evil. Well, we are necessary, but we are not evil. We are hard-working and dedicated people whose primary interest is to make sure the game is played fairly. We are the integrity of the game. Doug Harvey
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 always told my young umpires, 'Don't get mad. Whatever you do, don't show it. But no matter how long it takes, get even.' Doug Harvey
Umpires sometimes have a quick trigger. Joe Torre

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