Re: The "age" of diva umpires
Originally Posted by George Anderson
Correct, and I am sure that had the supervisors of the cop knew that he used foul language towards me when I was pulled over he to would have been possibly reprimanded to. So to that I say if the people that benefit from a cops generosity or an umpires generosity in such a situation where they let a violation go but where later punished for a technicality in things such as a language they used, then I would no longer cut people breaks and in the cops case just write the ticket or in the umpires case just eject. If the offender is not going to appreciate the gesture the enforcer is making by cutting him a break then don't cut anymore breaks.
Was he fined for using profanity or for innapropriately escalating the situation? ESPN reported that Hallion was fined for his role in the confrontation (which frankly wouldn't have been a confrontation with the engagement of Hallion) while the players were fined for violating mlb social media policy. The analogy just isn't consistent with the situation it's trying to parallel.
A better one would be a situation that happened in a local traffic court recently. The town department had taken to issuing tickets for "rolling stops" in residential areas with little traffic and for 1-2mph "over" infractions. Finally the judge took them to task for being pedantic to the detriment of the court and community.
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