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Old 04-19-2019, 03:49 AM
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Default Study: home plate umpires make 14 mistakes per game

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Old 04-19-2019, 06:42 AM
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Itís just that for Joe West, they arenít mistakes, but rather deliberate decisions specifically designed in accordance with his own personal grudges.

I realize this would presently be prohibitively expensive for amateur and college baseball, but the major leagues, and eventually minor leagues, should have computer systems calling balls and strikes.
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Old 04-19-2019, 07:30 AM
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I am completely in agreement with using some sort of computer system for balls and strikes.

Anything to relegate the likes of West, Bucknor, and Hernandez to the unemployment line.

When we have umpires everybody knows because they're so bad at their job, something has to change. If not an electronic system, perhaps a merit system.

If they can't do the job, find somebody who can. These mopes change the course of games with their hideous calls, and that's not right.
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Old 04-19-2019, 09:00 AM
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I am completely in agreement with using some sort of computer system for balls and strikes.

Anything to relegate the likes of West, Bucknor, and Hernandez to the unemployment line.

When we have umpires everybody knows because they're so bad at their job, something has to change. If not an electronic system, perhaps a merit system.

If they can't do the job, find somebody who can. These mopes change the course of games with their hideous calls, and that's not right.
I don't think I agree with an electronic system being put in place, but I do agree with having a merit system. Bad calls happen and to err is human, but the thing that has always bothered me is that there seems to be little or no accountability for terrible umpiring.

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Old 04-19-2019, 10:35 AM
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Bring on the electronic system, I say. The umpire can still call the remaining aspects of home plate umpiring.
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Old 04-19-2019, 10:38 AM
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Bring on the electronic system, I say. The umpire can still call the remaining aspects of home plate umpiring.
Umps will still have to make all swinging strike and checked swing calls as well as ask for appeals and make call for safe/out/interference so there will be quite a bit to do.
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