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Streek, or whatever else they want; each umpire has his own style.

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Traditionally the phrase was always thought to be, "Play ball!" But in fact umpires today at all levels are trained to simply point to the pitcher and say, "Play!"

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say hello and have ice cream

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Q: What does the umpire say to begin a baseball game?
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