Re: The "age" of diva umpires
Originally Posted by jhiller21
I've seen players get away with arguing balls and stikes more in the last few years without getting tossed. I think umps are giving them more leniency if anything.
Think back to the days of Greg Maddux getting that inside 2-seamer call on a lefty. If the batter complained or shouted, he was out of there in an instant.
Agreed, however if MLB wants to start issuing more fines towards umpires similar to the Hallion situation then I think umpires will be quick to just toss without warning and be done with it.
"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