If you don't think every day is a great day try going without one.
I literally paid my way through the University of Texas with my umpiring.
I reached the point where I actually enjoyed the umpiring more than playing.
Another way to lose control is to ignore something when you should address it.
Managers have very tough jobs. I always respected their job but demanded respect in return.
My dad was a carpenter and I would work with him during the summer and umpire on the nights I wasn't playing.
I have looked back on situations and thought that I could have handled a few differently and probably better.
As a youngster, I played in Little League, Pony League, and all sorts of amateur baseball programs growing up.
Most plays that are missed by the umpire are caused by the umpire not reading those cues early enough and making the proper adjustments.
I set very high standards for myself and worked every game with the same energy and enthusiasm as if it were the seventh game of a World Series.