Originally Posted by Dom Heffner
In any other world, you'd be fired if you did something so awful on the job.
In baseball it's called the "human element."
"Human element" is French for "We have the technology to get the call right, but we're not going to do that."
And truthfully- the "human element" should go the other way- if I were umping, the runner would have had to been in left field before I called him safe.
Roy Halladay had a strike zone 6 inches wider than the rules stipulate...as that game wore on, it got wider and wider....
funny you mention that...just based on the lookin, galaragga was given some genorous calls on theoutside corner