ALWAYS introduce yourself and shake the umpires’ hand. Do this pregame in an inconspicuous manner. Catchers, NEVER EVER show up the umpire on a ‘bad call’ and always make sure they’re ok if they’re hit by a ball. Pitchers, make sure you NEVER EVER show up the umpire on a call you think he or she missed. Always thank the home plate ump after every game you pitch, win or lose, good or bad. Re-introduce yourself then as well, to help the umpire remember you and your character. It is hard to thank an umpire when you have lost or feel he’s squeezed you but I promise he or she will remember your words post game.
Umpires: don't be like this guy. The pitcher clearly does nothing wrong here. All he simply said was "that's horrible", talking about the call. He didn't say the umpire horrible, only the call. That's a big difference. This thin-skinned umpire is costing this pitcher's chances of playing in this weekend's super regional and possibly one game of the College World Series due to his suspension. Which is a mandatory 4-game suspension by the NCAA for pitcher ejections.