Quote Originally Posted by Roy Tucker
Completely subjective opinion here from watching bits and pieces of the last 25 games.

It seems to me that umpires have giving EE rookie balls and strikes calls since he was called up. He continually gets the borderline strikes called against him.

EdE does his best to not show up the ump, but he does step out and have to re-compose himself.

My theory is that umps do this to all rookies and eventually, if they keep their mouth shut and show they belong, they start getting better calls.
Exactly, and I find EdE's composure in reaction to that to be laudable.