On a related note, the sky is blue.[/QUOTE]
Actually, the sky, or any other color is NOT blue ... or the color you perceive things to be. Physics lesson for today: you are seeing the color that is reflected back to you because the object, or sky, is all other colors but the color you see.
Also, in case you were being a bit on the turdy side, I did say "if you're new at umpiring". Alot of guys starting out have a rough few years because they don't have an idea what to accept/not accept. If they can hang in there with some direction and encouragement from us, maybe we can help them have a great career with the best job in the world.