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Baseball umpires have it rough. So why do they stay?

Umpire Michael Richardson works behind the plate at a July 30 Major League Baseball-sponsored umpire clinic at Denver's Coors Field. (Kevin Beaty/Denverite)
Umpire Michael Richardson works behind the plate at a July 30 Major League Baseball-sponsored umpire clinic at Denver's Coors Field. (Kevin Beaty/Denverite)

Umpires in baseball have it rough. So why do it? Umpires aren’t a favorite among baseball fans. It’s a position that’s long drawn criticism from those who don’t agree with the calls. But umpires love the job anyway.

Colorado Public Radio’s Vic Vela reports.

An umpire works on his strike call stance at a July 30 Major League Baseball-sponsored umpire clinic at Denver’s Coors Field. (Kevin Beaty/Denverite)

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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