Originally Posted by dougdirt
So essentially we are talking about the umpires not doing their jobs correctly then, right? How the catcher catches the ball should have no effect on a ball or a strike, right?
I think it's more because there is of course a human elemant with umpiring. Like all people, perception will have a huge effect and I think a small thing like framing could very well have "some" effect on close pitches. It's not an umpiring issue per se, it's a human thing.