WHEN BASEBALL MANAGERS YELL AND GET IN THE FACES OF UMPIRES, IT CAN NEGATIVELY AFFECT TEAM PERFORMANCE
Posted June 8, 2015on:
This ritual is as old as the game of baseball itself, but that doesn’t make it right. Making a big issue over a particular call may help the manager to feel better about himself because he was able to let off steam, but it can have a negative effect on team performance because it provides team members with a justification for losing. (“The umpire screwed us.”) Smart managers control their tempers and keep their feelings and emotions to themselves during a game.