Power Ranking the 5 Most Entertaining Umpires in Baseball

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Power Ranking the 5 Most Entertaining Umpires in Baseball
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It's easy to overlook certain things in baseball. After all, there's so much excitement going on with the 2012 season already, how could the spotlight possibly be big enough to hold everyone that the game has to offer?

Hot starts, slow starts, breakouts, comebacks, a centennial ceremony and even a perfect game have held our attention thus far, as 2012 promises to be a season to remember.

So, can anyone think of a group of individuals who are seemingly always overlooked? How about those umpires? You know, those guys that are responsible for literally every single call, from strikes and balls to plays at the plate. The guys that single-handedly determine the course of every game of every season.

Now, a lot of the time, when we do pay attention to the umpires, it's for negative reasons, like when their strike zones are too tight, or too lenient, or when they blow a huge call that leads to a loss for your favorite team.  

However, sometimes watching these umpires do their jobs can be entertaining. Some strike calls are loud and playfully obnoxious, while others tend to get hilariously heated when a manager gets in their face.

So who are the most entertaining umpires in baseball? I've got my top five for all of you, but feel free to give me your own choices in the comment section.

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