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tduecen
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Should Umpires be Suspended?

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John Hirschbeck was among them this afternoon, when he went looking for a confrontation and found it in Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper.

Harper check-swung on a 2-2 slider from Pirates starter Wandy Rodriguez, which just barely escaped the edge of the strike zone. Home plate umpire Bob Davidson appealed to third base umpire Hirschbeck, who ruled that Harper had swung at the offering. Harper, exasperated, expressed his disagreement with the call some 100 feet away. Hirschbeck immediately threw up his hands and yelled at Harper, like a drunk guy looking for trouble in a bar. He walked towards home plate, continuing to gesticulate and shout as Harper quietly talked to Davidson from the batter’s box. Third base coach Trent Jewett intercepted Hirschbeck as he stomped towards Harper, but it was no matter as Hirschbeck ejected Harper from the game shortly thereafter.


I know Braves fans would find this acceptable but what about everyone else? Video Is Here of Incident


Choupique19
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re: Should Umpires be Suspended?
Yes, umpires should be suspended. If a coach made a mistake as egregious as some of the umpire's calls, they would be fired. See Grady Little leaving Pedro Martinez in the game one bloop single too long.


dhuck20
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re: Should Umpires be Suspended?
Umpires running rampant with no Bobby Cox's in baseball dugouts. Gonzalez would probably walk out there and shake his hand.


GM19
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re: Should Umpires be Suspended?
The Ryan Howard ejection that they linked in the video was even worse. Some of those guys obviously are on a power trip


oOoLsUtIgErSoOo
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re: Should Umpires be Suspended?
If I were that coach and the ump would have tossed my best player for that I think I'd have launched every base in the infield into the stands on my way out the park.


medtiger
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re: Should Umpires be Suspended?
Yea, Hirschbeck needs to be disciplined. Umpires need to show restraint. It's a little different when a player or coach is screaming in their face, but Harper didn't even walk towards him. Hirschbeck should've made his call, let Harper voice his displeasure, and let the game continue. Unfortunately, some of these a-holes think people are paying to watch them umpire.


oOoLsUtIgErSoOo
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re: Should Umpires be Suspended?
Look at the two names of the players that got ejected. That probably has more to do with it than anything. If Johnny Unknown had done what Bryce Harper or Howard did the ump would have probably laughed.


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dhuck20
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re: Should Umpires be Suspended?
How about shoo'ing batters away?

Obviously too close to take, but Holbrook shoos BJ away for contesting the call.


Roughneck
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re: Should Umpires be Suspended?
Reasons like this is why we're eventually heading to an automated/non-human umpire system.


lsu31always
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I know Braves fans would find this acceptable

From the ATL Thread today.
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#umpshow

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frick that umpire

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People paid to see Bryce Harper play. No one paid to see that guy umpire, and he was looking to throw out Harper. I hope Davey got ejected too


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beaver
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wtf are those announcers talking about saying "these umpires have no business putting their hands on howard"

he was never even close to touched


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medtiger
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How about shoo'ing batters away? Obviously too close to take, but Holbrook shoos BJ away for contesting the call.


I've got no problem with that one. The ump gave him more leeway than usual for balls/strikes. He even told him to go back to the dugout again after Upton started yelling at him. Then, after the ejection, he didn't get up in Upton's face. He stood there and let Upton call him whatever 4 letter words he wanted.


The White Lobster
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re: Should Umpires be Suspended?
Amazing that Balkin Bob was behind the plate and it wasn't even him who threw a player out prematurely for arguing balls and strikes.


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medtiger
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Reasons like this is why we're eventually heading to an automated/non-human umpire system.


No we aren't. There's plenty of technology out there that could allow for most calls to be made electronically in baseball. MLB doesn't even use replay to its full extent.


The White Lobster
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Yeah if I remember correctly it was correctly called too. Holbrook shouldn't have shooed him off but that was no excuse for BJ to get himself ejected.

Of course I can't blame him because Holbrook called the infield fly, and the strike zone was pretty bad that game.


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DeboseKnows
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re: Should Umpires be Suspended?
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The Ryan Howard ejection that they linked in the video was even worse. Some of those guys obviously are on a power trip

I just saw that for the first time, that pissed me off

The way he called him out then ejected him, guys a prick.


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dhuck20
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Umpires think they are the game nowadays
This post was edited on 5/5 at 8:43 pm


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Tiger n Miami AU83
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Yes, umpires should be suspended.


jacks40
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Should Umpires be Suspended?


Umps and NBA refs need to be suspended publicly much more often than they are for this "look at me" behavior they exhibit so often.

For bad calls I think suspension could be warranted if consistent and egregious but should be done privately by leagues.


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goldenbadger08
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guys a prick.
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Yes, umpires should be suspended.
damn


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