Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Fire all the umps

How many times will major league baseball allow umpires to screw up before they do something about this problem?

The Angels got royally screwed by the homeplate umpire. I think I just saw the worst umpiring in the history of baseball.


Patriotsy2k said...

Yeah, Pryszinski had a better chance of that pitch hitting the ground than I do of spelling his name.

The Godfather said...

the scary part is that postseason umps are supposed to the the cream of the crop. last night was a disgrace. there is no other way to describe it.

The Godfather said...

OK. I need to vent on this issue some more. I can't believe everyone on SportsCenter is saying he made the right call.
Forget about whether the ball hit the dirt because it didn't and that was just human error.
The fact is there is a MAJOJOR problem that each umpire has a different signal for making the same call. There should be uniform signals that all umpires need to comply with. Think about other sports. Slashing is called the same way by all refs in hockey, a charge is the same by all refs in basketball, offsides by all refs in football and a handball by all refs in soccer.
Why should baseball umpires be able to have their own method for callign balls and strikes?

Alan said...

I agree with the Godfather, unless the umpire is Frank Drebin

Patriotsy2k said...

No, it's Enrico Palazzio!!