Re: Brian Runge (MLB Ump) fired due to alleged drug use...
Originally Posted by Chip R
They fired a bunch of them back in the 90s - or rather they quit because of a labor dispute and MLB accepted their resignations. The resignations were a bluff and MLB called it. IIRC, the majority were eventually hired back but guys like Eric Gregg weren't re-hired.
MLB took the opportunity to cull out a few bad umpires. Really dumb move by their union. A few of them like Gregg became almost destitute because they had no income and couldn't really get another decent job. In one way I felt bad for them but in another I didn't. They threw away a good paying job for not much of a reason.
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