Originally Posted by nismoredlegs
It seems to me the umpire took his emotions in with his decision and seemed to be playing sides. If that is the case, it is very sad. The day when we can't trust the "truth keepers" of the game, and its easily noticed, and not condemned. Will be the day when I ask for Umpires to be replaced with computers.
I think that day has already passed. Now I don't know how many umps necessarily intentionally play sides with calls, but there seem to be a few umps (looking at you Angel Hernandez) that either do it intentionally or are just so awful at their job that it makes MLB look bad for keeping them around (although I don't know how difficult it would be for MLB to get rid of them with the umpire union).