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Left Field Lite: When Good Umpires Go Bad

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Joe West: Colorful Umpire or Major League Annoyance?

I must say, I was going to just let this go, but after Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga lost a perfect game bid to a blown call with two outs in the ninth inning, I have to say something to the umpires of Major League Baseball: just call the game. Since the beginning of the season, umpires have found themselves in more sticky situations than usual, even when instant replay was supposed to resolve a whole bunch of controversy for the men in blue. Continue reading

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