September 07, 2021 09:19AM
Their focus is to keep the umpires earning $-especially the older guys. That means that younger "eyes" are not as favored as the veterans. Unfortunately as one ages so does the eyesight. Add to that the pitchers today throw harder and faster than when these guys began to umpire. If they won't change to an electronic system then the least they can do is have an umpire remain the umpire behind the plate. And pay him more since he is more involved with the play. It will always be a guessing game behind the plate but umpires behind the plate should have a particular skill that isn't needed on the base paths.
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  Baseball-Umpires -Strike Zone

waterfield61September 06, 2021 11:52AM

  Would be more difficult with baseball..

sstrams26September 06, 2021 12:48PM

  I think MLB is testing robot umps in the minors

Drew283926September 06, 2021 07:19PM

  The answer is simple. Go back to the REAL strike zone.

Ramgator28September 07, 2021 02:07AM

  Re: The answer is simple. Go back to the REAL strike zone.

MamaRAMa32September 07, 2021 03:31AM

  it was never knees to the navel

21Dog32September 07, 2021 04:31AM

  Regardless, my point is to simply have a SET strike zone.

Ramgator36September 07, 2021 04:59AM

  Umpire's union partly to blame.

waterfield27September 07, 2021 09:19AM

  Not sure what ump's are paid....

JamesJM33September 07, 2021 12:36PM

  Re: Regardless, my point is to simply have a SET strike zone.

21Dog28September 08, 2021 04:30AM

  "Physical toll"

waterfield27September 08, 2021 08:36AM