Originally Posted by George Anderson
For the most part the guys that have told me this say baseball is harder because there are so many intricate rules that you need to be aware of. Calling balls and strikes may be just as easy as calling a travel in basketball or a late hit in football but compared to the other sports you don't have the multiple variety of rules that could apply to about any situation like there is in baseball.
I can't really give my opinion because I only do baseball but I am yet to meet a multiple sport official who doesn't agree baseball is the hardest to officiate.
I can see that. I don't think the officials cross over too much between hockey and any other sport but I would think hockey would be the toughest sport to officiate. Especially in determining offsides. Plus the officials have to skate up and down the ice with the players.