Their secondary purpose is to declare a Siesta, during which the games will not be viewable, and improvements (such as the addition of bigger machines) can be made.

Generic umpires are an informal designation for umpires who are present in every single match of Blaseball, arbitrating rules and adjudicating the game. Generic umpires' presence in every match seems to be necessary; either by rulebook or by divine law.

Artist's depiction of a Rogue Umpire by (age 7), featuring incineration torch and terrifying scream.