Umpires & the Angel Hernandez lawsuit

Murby

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I feel like this issue isn't getting enough attention.

Last week, Manny Machado was suspended for throwing his bat at the backstop, and the umpire's union unleashed about it from their Twitter (and later Facebook) page.


I think umpires are completely out of control. Bring on the robots.
 

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I feel like this issue isn't getting enough attention.

Last week, Manny Machado was suspended for throwing his bat at the backstop, and the umpire's union unleashed about it from their Twitter (and later Facebook) page.


I think umpires are completely out of control. Bring on the robots.
It's pretty apparent that MLB has little or no control over its umpires. Do they really expect us to believe that they review and grade umps on their performance?
 

Ale Xander

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Will today's game (20+ minute delay to incorrectly apply batting rules) have any effect on his job? Is MLB still scared of the lawsuit? It's been pretty clear for many years that he's not cut out for this, certainly not at crew chief.
 

steveluck7

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Applying it correctly or incorrectly... still no excuse for him to be that confused at the moment. This isn't the first time Cash has done this this year so it's not THAT unique of a situation.
 

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I hope this means they eventually kick him to the curb. It’s bad enough that he’s easily the worst umpire in the game, he’s also arrogant as hell on the field.
 

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I hope this means they eventually kick him to the curb. It’s bad enough that he’s easily the worst umpire in the game, he’s also arrogant as hell on the field.
They'll only do it if they have someone to fill his spot. I may be mistaken, but I seem to recall that the crop of good young umpires is not exactly flush and hasn't been for awhile. Nobody wants to be the guy who gets screamed at, gets death threats, and not even a single nod of appreciation when a good job is done. Some of the younger umps that have been coming up have been very reactive and have itchy trigger-fingers now that they're in the big time.