Originally Posted by HometownHero
Umps are suppose to be the best of the best to begin with, then to be a playoff ump you should be better than that. If you get to that level you should never miss a call that obvious. Jim Joyce is terrible at plays at first base and shouldn't be allowed to call big games there no matter how respected he is that's around 18 inches he missed the call by anyone normal fan with no experience should get that one right.
Does it matter if he missed the call by 8 inches or 8 feet...no. These umps get graded every year and the best ones make the playoffs...what are they gonna do, tell him he can't ump at 1st because some fan thinks he sux at umping there. There has been some bad calls this playoffs, 1 possibly cost the Braves a win (I doubt they woulda came back...but you never know) and this one wont cost the Nats this game!!! What if our bosses were this harsh on us when we f'ed something up...the Army woulda fire me 15 years ago...LOL