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At an old ball park in Kansas City during the 1886 season, there was a sign that read, "Please do not shoot the umpire; he's doing the best he can!"
Baseball Almanac believes the best description for the job an umpire has to do can be found in the quote, "It's the only occupation where a man has to be perfect on Opening Day and improve as the season goes on."