Originally Posted by Patrick Bateman
I tune into watch baseball and the players capable of playing the game. I prefer an umpire that 100% does not intrude on the game and calls a reasonable game. Let the players show emotion, get rid of irrational rules that give the power of the game to those who can't play it.
Don't we all. When you find that utopia, please let us all know where it is located. I am sure this fantasy world has free gasoline, no wars and no poverty. Baseball has always had "umpire controversies". One of the most famous umpires of all time, Bill Klem, even had issues with some players. I suggest you Google him up and learn about the history of the game.
Name a sport that does not penalize for TOO MUCH emotion. Baseball is unique in the the way it ejects, although other sports have ejections too. And make no mistake, players have all the power to not be ejected
. It is called acting like an adult and do what is best for your team. Novel concept, isn't it? I remember a younger Joey Votto getting ejected for ball-n-strike calls. Do not see that anymore, do we? Looks like he grew out of that and perhaps realized the team needs him for the rest of the game.