Re: The "age" of diva umpires
Originally Posted by jojo
Was he fined for using profanity or for innapropriately escalating the situation? ESPN reported that Hallion was fined for his role in the confrontation 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.
I was hoping more would come out on what exactly Hallion did wrong specifically but i have yet to find anything and likely we will never know.
Keep in mind the rule book specifically states you cannot argue balls and strikes. If you want to change the rule book where arguing balls and strikes is allowed then by all means start a campaign. Till then the umpires are only doing their jobs.
"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