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Why Coaches Should Respect Umpires

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Jake Wald (@Jake_Wald) played collegiate baseball for George Washington University and then went on to have a 9 year pro career. He played at every level of the San Francisco Giants minor league system and finished his career in 2010 with the Arizona Diamondbacks. After briefly coaching college baseball, Jake joined Positive Coaching Alliance and is now the Business Development Manager, overseeing Chapter Expansion.

Here, Wald urges all coaches to have common courtesy and treat umpires with decency. Coaches should remember that umpires do not have a malicious intent and are simply doing a very difficult job in the best way they know how.