Buzzznation wrote: McClelland (a West Des Moines native for those that didn't know).
Buzzznation wrote:The way I look at it is. The umps make mistakes on calls. Just as players make mistakes on the field. If the shortstop has a ground ball go through his legs, or better yet gets a bad hop over his head, it's an error, you can't change that. If the players are allowed to make mistakes, why not the umpires? Sure it affects the result of the play, but so does a missed fly ball.
Buzzznation wrote:What's next? They also mentioned they have some type of mechanism that calls balls and strikes and when tested someone bounced a ball in and it was called a strike.
Buzzznation wrote: What can I say, I'm a traditionalist. No one would get ejected from games anymore other than pitching/ hitting related instances. It would take away a very exciting part of the game IMO.
porkchop wrote:This is the dumbest logic to an argument that I have ever heard. Mistakes that players make are part of the game and usually decided the outcome. This is true in all sports. Refs are not players (in any sport) and their mistakes should not decided the game. Your argument is like comparing an incomplete pass in football. The QB is allowed to make the mistake its part of the game; the refs are not.
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