They just cost us *two games* to our division rival in mid September from *one* obvious very bad call.
And besides, isn't NFL Football a manly sport also? They sure can handle video replay.
if these plate umps are going to hold grudges against players and put them in their place by showing them who is boss, then THAT is proof enough right there.
Bump for more umpire buffoonery or them being on the take.
Why do we never get any of these important calls going against the other team?
Agreed. It is long past time for some type of limited replay to be put into use.
Not for everything, just in limited circumstances. Certainly for plays at home plate - plays that are often critical to winning or losing.
The call tonight at home plate was SO badly blown it was awful.
I get so sick and tired of the baseball purists who don't want to do anything to the game.
We all know, due to Pitch Trac, that a significant number of ball/strike calls are wrong, significant meaning the home plate ump is wrong anywhere from 20-25% of the pitches he calls. What other sport would tolerate such a percentage of blown calls?
Why can't baseball use Pitch Trac and eliminate the need for a human being to call balls or strikes?
Do you really want baseball games to last 4+ hours?"
It could be done without having to take 4 hours.
The call last night could have been speedily corrected if there was a replay umpire who could have immediately called down and said "You blew that one you blooming idyet"
Balls and strikes should be called by the ump as he sees them. I can't even imagine baseball going to that "instant replay" decision making. Baseball calls should be made on the spot and that call should stick. Bad or good.
However, in my humble opinion all of the MLB umps need to go back to ump school during the off season, and re-learn what they have apparently forgotten....maybe forgotten isn't the right word...but some of these umps need to wake up and make some adjustments. Nobody's perfect but I get the feeling that some of the MLB umps think they probably could walk on water.....