Do umpires deserve a prize?

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  1. sureshs

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    I saw the IW women's final umpire being presented with an expensive watch.

    Do umpires deserve this?
     
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  2. FEDERERNADAL13

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    delete post
     
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  3. pvaudio

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    Better question: why do you possibly care?
     
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  4. FEDERERNADAL13

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    Yes, they are very underpaid....
     
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  5. sureshs

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    Well, economics is a matter of demand and supply.

    Why not give prizes to the ball-persons and linespeople and the water guy and the security guards too?
     
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    I guess Woodrow will agree! :wink:
     
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  7. vive le beau jeu !

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    if they call the nadal out for time violation and other cheating stuff, a little bonus wouldn't be unappropriate.
     
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  8. sureshs

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    Did he ever get a prize?
     
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  9. LameTennisPlayer

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    Ball kids, linespeople & security guards are a dime a dozen, not so much for umpires I imagine.
     
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  10. sureshs

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    Difference is that they at least need to move
     
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  11. Mike Sams

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    The umpire in the Isner/Nalbandian match deserved half of Isner's paycheque.:)
     
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    NO. you deserve more...
     
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  13. El Diablo

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    well said sureshs -- people who have to move a great deal should be compensated handsomely. By this analysis, you and your colleagues in science, sitting at a laptop and barely moving, do not warrant compensation? Dopey thread; it's not an appealing trait that you moan when someone else receives a gift. It really shouldn't bother you so much. At what age were you weaned?
     
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  14. decades

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    only after getting through a match that Andy Roddick Loses.
     
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  15. OddJack

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    The prize, a Bulova watch, is that what we are talking about?
     
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  16. sureshs

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    Those watches are expensive
     
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    i've never seen a security guard move anything more than their lips at lunchtime and i work in the industry
     
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  18. jaggy

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    A good pair of glasses or maybe binoculars would be appropriate
     
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  19. spiderman123

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    That was a hint/permission to start calling top players for time violations.
     
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  20. sureshs

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    These days umpires are also getting Maui Jim sunglasses for free as part of the promotion.
     
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    Maybe you should apply for the job if you're jealous of this.
     
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  22. woodrow1029

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    I've gotten three nice Tiffany bowls for chairing three finals at the U.S. Open. And I deserved every one of them. :)
     
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    I donno about others but the umpire who did the fed isner final, is the nicest guy. so He Deserves a Nice Watch !
     
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  24. sureshs

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    Wasn't it Mohammed?
     
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    It was.

    10niceguys
     
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    I like it that he is cheerful all the time. Must be the money.
     
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    They should receive bonuses for accuracy of calls and for handling things properly.
     
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    After al the verbal abuse they usually have to endure, umpires deserve that and more.
     
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  29. Sentinel

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    Suresh is in science ?

    Oh dear !
     
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  30. BeHappy

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    It's just a watch, it's not like he got a bigger trophy than Federer.
     
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  31. pvaudio

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    I mean, of all of the people to be jealous of, he picks those who are already underpaid.
     
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  32. sureshs

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    I am not........
     
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  33. jokinla

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    The ones who suffer through a Roddick match do, but that's usually just a first round, so sadly they don't get one.
     
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  34. li0scc0

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    Wow! No way? Who needs the $1 million prize, I'm telling my kids to stop with the tennis lessons and take up umpiring.
     
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