Clark, the first Jewish American League umpire, adjudicated baseball for three decades.
Jahn confirms it: “He does slam down the bat, and he gives the umpire a dirty look.”
Swearing at an umpire because of fan interference is a quick way not to become a tennis favorite.
After the third pitch the umpire told him to take first base.
As he sat in his chair he jawed at the umpire and shook his head no, complaining, “Are there any rules here?”
For a long and eventful era Gen. Cass has presided as an umpire between the Indian tribes and the citizens.
Time is flying, and the umpire is already fidgeting with his watch.
Be a consistent ass until the last man is out and the umpire crawls into his cyclone cellar.
Talking of fog, Tweddle, did you see those lines on it in to-day's umpire?
The surgeon ran forward, looked at the wound and almost immediately nodded to the umpire.
c.1400, noumper, from Old French nonper "odd number, not even," in reference to a third person to arbitrate between two, from non "not" + per "equal," from Latin par. Initial -n- lost by mid-15c. due to faulty separation of a noumpere, heard as an oumpere. Originally legal, the gaming sense first recorded 1714 (in wrestling).
c.1600, from umpire (n.). Related: Umpired; umpiring.