Originally Posted by Qwyjibo
Are the umpires more complete shit and full of themselves lately than usual?
- This A's non-HR.
- The ridiculous Bryce Harper ejection.
- The David Price incident
- And for the 28 people on Earth watching the current Jays-Rays series, two of the worst strike zones you'll ever see in the first 2 games.
The "human element" can go eat a dick, IMO. Especially when it comes to calling balls and strikes. People come to watch the players, not umpires who crave the spotlight. They are infinitely more replaceable than the actual talent playing the game.
They blew a fair/foul call on a HR in the Sox/Royals game the other day too. Even after review.