Because insecure people think that if somebody disagrees with them, it is a personal attack and an attempt to undermine their authority on something. It's basically a wounded ego, pride, and self-esteem crisis all at the same time.
As the Bible says, the heart of a fool despises correction. Wise people enjoy being corrected, because it makes them wiser.
God complex, same as with Obama.
I can't speak for other officials, but I do umpire little league games and one thing that comes across in annual training is to be confident in your calls. When you are wrong, be confident and stand by your call. Unfortunately, in baseball, the players and coaches cannot appeal a decision to another umpire - that appeal must come from the umpire making the call. If the home plate umpire is convinced his call is right, he won't even make the appeal. Not saying it's right or wrong/good or bad - but fighting with them won't change their mind. If anything, it will make them double down on their original call.
why do you assume he didn't admit he was wrong? DId you hear the conversation with the umpire and the coach? Umpires admit mistakes all the time. I umpire at the high school and youth level and calls sometimes get "kicked" because umpires are human beings. This admittedly was a bad call and the catcher clearly did not show control of the ball, but that doesn't mean the umpire who made the call didn't realize his mistake.
Here's a better question - why do baseball fans in America seem to think a reaction (temper tantrum) like that from that coach is ever justified (even if the call was terrible)? Think of what it teaches other coaches and especially young players.
Let's not throw all officials under the bus here......
I am a High School/College Wrestling Official and I have no problem admitting I made a mistake when it happens.......
Just doesn't happen often ;-)
Duh - I made a mistake - can't be
What I have a problem with is the catcher.
He knew he dropped the ball and even went to tag the runner after retrieving it.
Where has personal integrity gone?
An honorable man would have told the umpire that he dropped the ball and the runner was safe.
It is, after all, only a game.
Why sell yourself out for so little?
 June 16, 2015 at 1:22am
If you want to join with someone of your own sex and say it is “marriage” – you need only declare it…and it is so;
If you are of one sex but “feel” you are of another – you need only declare it…and it is so;
Now, if you are white, but “desire” to be black – you need only declare it…and it is so.
This is the new way to decide TRUTH.
Just declare it…and the rest of us must accept it as truth…
You are in for a rude awakening at the time of judgement…
June 12, 2015 at 5:54pm
So: If you are a boy but today want to be a girl…you just declare it and you are; If you are forming a union with a person of your same sex… you just declare it a marriage and it is; and now, if you are white but want to be black…you declare it and you are…the new LIBERAL world of today…
 May 13, 2015 at 9:47pm
They are the law….so the punishment should be much more harsh than for regular citizens. You CANNOT be the law and break the law….without MASSIVE repercussions!
 May 13, 2015 at 5:47pm
What’s the name of the Funeral Home? If they don’t discipline the driver….time to stop using their services.
Veteran's Funeral Care.
They make a GD fortune doing funeral services for Veterans War dead, and and THIS is how they treat them when they think nobody is paying attention. I can't help but wonder how many times this happened with young Americans who were KIA in Iraq or Afghanistan sitting in the back of that hearse.
Our military dead are SUPPOSED to be escorted to their graves with dignity, by people who give a damn. Okay, that's just "Tradition" to those of you who never served, but to those of us who did serve, it's one of the few things we USED to be able to count on if we did bite the big one while in the service of this nation or after serving. Why is that so important? Oh, I dunno...maybe because we were so completely treated like s##t while we were serving and after we returned home.
The article said they fired the drivers.
 May 13, 2015 at 5:44pm
People who represent government authority (police, firemen, all political jobs, all bureaucratic jobs in all levels of government) when they violate the law should be punished much more severely that the average citizen – they should know better than the regular citizen.
Besides, theirs is a job of privilege. We the citizens pay for their jobs.
May 13, 2015 at 11:11am
While in Argentina he was well known for being a “community organizer” type (a la Obama) — very “lefty” almost communistic.
May 10, 2015 at 2:59pm
Let me guess…this from a guy who has an entourage of body guards with weapons; a private plane to stay away from people; a near recluse.
 May 1, 2015 at 9:30pm
The rules they apply seems to differ with the fear of public opinion.
The pizza place was fortunate.
The bakery people…it was taken down.
The police (innocent until proven guilty last I heard)…taken down.
 May 1, 2015 at 4:38pm
My family and all the friends I could tell, have stopped using US Airways a long time ago.
They are always non-helpful, demanding of passengers, and unaccommodating.
 April 30, 2015 at 4:11pm
As a guy…I want to be paid as much as Hillary…it is so unfair…boo…hoo…hoo
 April 30, 2015 at 4:08pm
The UN at its NORMAL.
April 27, 2015 at 4:53pm
You can be sincere and sick to your convictions….but, it is very possible (and in his case it is for sure) to be sincerely wrong.
 April 17, 2015 at 10:51pm
The military brass has let politics become part of their job. They are weak and most walk around with brown noses from their nearness to politicians. They are no longer warriors. They are cavers to political pressure.
Dempsey is spineless and has been for a long time, as well as other Chairman of the Joint Chiefs. It is just a prime example of how the government is destroying our military slowly but surely.
 April 11, 2015 at 1:03pm
What kind of parent would spend $100 bill received from their child…without a thorough questioning about where the money came from – all while maintaining a high level of skepticism. The parent should know something is NOT right.
I wonder what the real deal says, not the one they release to the public. I can't help but feel there's 2 deals, one for us, and one that's real that O set up with them.
Hitler had no problem agreeing to all the terms Chamberlain set out. It is just an agreement they will feel no obligation to honor. Considering they are permitted to deceive in achieving their aims according to their laws, I don't see how this is worth the paper it is printed on.
 March 18, 2015 at 12:46am
Why do all these people who say we are descended from apes take such offense when it is pointed out?