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After untold, um, minutes of, hmm, some of their members, uh, wearing some wristbands, the World Umpires Association today ended their nearly day-long protest of ā€œescalating verbal attacksā€ and will return to their regular attire, which in some cases might still include wristbands, I think.

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Those umpires that never bothered to wear the protest wristbands will presumably go right on not wearing wristbands. Those who wore wristbands but not as a sign of protest will presumably go on wearing wristbands, but not as a sign of protest.