Loud Umpires

Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by GetBetterer, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. GetBetterer

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    Ugh...Roland Garros, thought my ears were going to bust out from that stuff.

    It was like "OUUUUUUUUUUUTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!11!!!!!11!1!!111SHIFT11!!SHIFT1" -_-

    Anybody else think they were kind of loud?
     
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  2. woodrow1029

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    first of all that's how we are trained to call lines. Secondly it has to be loud in a stadium filled with 15,000 people. Thirdly on close calls loud voices sell the calls better to the players.

    Also it sounds louder on TV.
     
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    I don't mean to offend any umpires here. Not even the ones from Roland Garros, but isn't it quiet during the play (supposed to be anyways) that it will be decently loud?

    I also noticed it's louder on TV. I could hear the player's breathing.
     
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  4. woodrow1029

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    You're not offending umpires.

    As an umpire with a lot of professional experience, I am letting you know that we are trained, "The closer the ball, the louder the call." It sells it to the player, and especially in a stadium that big, you need to be loud. Voices get swallowed up in stadiums like Chatrier, Ashe, etc.
     
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  5. Larrysümmers

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    hey woodrow, what do most the judges say when it is out? do they say out? or do they say things like Wide or long? or do they just make a loud noise? i can never tell.
     
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  6. woodrow1029

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    ..........
     
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  7. woodrow1029

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    In most countries it's "FAULT" on a serve and "OUT" on anything else.

    Some countries are different.

    France uses, "FAUT" on everything.

    Italy uses "NO".
     
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