Monthly Archives: August 2011

The epidemic of bad umpiring

Major League Baseball has a problem. That problem? Umpires who like to inject themselves to ballgames and affect their results. As a whole, MLB protects their umpires from the negative side of getting a major call wrong. Unfortunately, few learn from their mistakes and just continue the same pattern of behavior. A couple of events over the last few days have really brought this to mind, but I’ve been meaning … Continue reading

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After the dust has settled

The MLB non-waiver trade deadline came and went at 4 p.m. eastern time yesterday afternoon. It seemed like every contender added pieces from non-contenders as they attempted to solidify their position on top, or as a challenger of, a division. After the dust has settled and the moves have had a chance to percolate, who made the best moves in the NL Central? Certainly the Cardinals were active, but so … Continue reading

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