Umpires have entirely too much power
"Blue" can eject a player or manager for pretty much any reason, even if that reason is just a bruised ego.
Nobody attends or watches MLB games for the umpires, as much as Joe West or Ángel Hernández might like to think otherwise. Fans are there to watch tremendous feats of athleticism, ideally among players on their favorite team, resulting in a victory. If fans never notice the umpires, it goes, then they have done an admirable job.
On the whole, umpires do …