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Would You Be a Good Umpire?
by Mark Lichtenstein

Being an umpire is a tough job. I am not sure what you do for a living, but if I were to guess, your job isn't televised, with announcers watching you work and criticizing you every time you do something wrong. And you probably don't have 40,000 people yelling at you whenever you make a mistake. Oh, and also you probably wouldn't like it if every time someone thought you did something wrong they came running at you, waving their arms and screaming into your face, although at least when people do that, you get to kick them out and make them leave your general vicinity. When it comes right down to it, being an umpire sounds pretty awful.

Even with all of that pressure going against you, as an umpire, you have to be so on point with every little thing that you do. So many calls are made in a split second, you have to be confident, capable, and able to handle yourself under pressure to be a good umpire. It is an incredibly challenging job. Do you think you have what it takes to call balls and strikes and decide whether someone is safe or out? Take this quiz to find out.

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