Re: Why we need computers calling balls and strikes
Originally Posted by REDREAD
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.
So you have no proof that replacement umpires were better than the MLB umpires other than not recalling anyone complaining about them.
I have zero love for organized labor in anyway and in fact I think the term you used "scab" to be insulting and offensive to the vast majority of individuals such as myself who choose to work without being represented by a union. Regardless I think you are stretching it badly when you try to make the claim that replacement umpires are just as good as the regular MLB umpires. IMO the current crop of umpires are pretty darn good and without question the best in the history of MLB.
"Boys, I'm one of those umpires that misses 'em every once in a while so if it's close, you'd better hit it." Cal Hubbard