- Shortened from umpire. (Wiktionary)
“That means the ump is going against his best judgment because of the review.”
“I hear the ump is upset about it, but MLB won’t reverse it.”
“April 8, 2008 at 8:41 pm not so sure about that call ump .. looked a little outside”
“After bumping Cobble and arguing with him over a call, Robinson called the ump “a no-good human being” and drew a three-game suspension.”
“Example: Say ump hundred, umpty-ump, umpteen or ump years ago, non-central character X unleashes the Dark Lord or steals the MacGuffin Device, only to be Horribly Killed immediately for their Terrible Folly, leaving aforesaid Dark Lord/MacGuffin Device loose in the world to create merry havoc.”
“The actual dynamics is more gnarly, to my mind, with nested and threaded sub-narratives of disruption, recognition and reaction (ump-thousand word blog post on this here).”
“He knocked Dante to the ground as he raced out of the dugout and ripped into the ump.”
“The ump wasted no time and ejected Athletics manager Rich Richards on the spot.”
“Using his booming voice as his gavel, the ump restored order.”
“The ump stopped the game and halted the hissy fit, ordering Richards to leave the field and his wife and Melissa to return to their respective bleachers with a warning that any further outbursts would result in their being ejected too.”
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