Originally Posted by George Anderson
Is this your opinion or do you have factual evidence to back it up?
Baseball did just fine with the scabs. They broke the union.
As I recall, baseball was nice and let some of the striking umps back in (on MLB's terms, not the ump's terms).
There was a good article about this, about how arrogant/stupid/greedy the umpire's union was. The ump's union clearly thought the game could not survive without them. Baseball did just fine.
Do you recall any significant complaining about the quality of the scab umps?
I sure don't.
I would honestly laugh if there was another umpire's strike. I think the umps learned their lesson. They know what a sweet job they have now. They also know they can and will be replaced if they attempt another power play like that again.
Thank you Walt and Bob for going for it in 2012 AND 2013!
Nov. 13, 2007: One of the greatest days in Reds history: John Allen gets the boot!