All you ever hear about is how BASEBALL takes too long. But you know, maybe if those guys whose job it is to call balls and strikes were actually consistent and within the rulebook STRIKE zone maybe pitch counts would never have been an issue.
What infuriates me to no end is a strike zone that benefits one pitcher but not his counterpart. For some reason one pitcher's ball just looks more like a strike regardless of where it crosses the plate. Is there a statistic that shows some umpires more prone to "fall" for the framing of a pitch.
How about umpires whose strike zone doesn't necessarily agree with the Pitch FX? Isn't that proof that this ump really doesn't know what constitutes a strike?
Want to speed up the game? Do you really want to make it more view-able for fans? Stop allowing these buffoons from getting behind the plate who just make a mockery of the rulebook strike zone. If Major League baseball truly is grading these buffoons then make it so all these umps ever get to do is the foul lines and the bases.
To borrow from the Seinfeld episode about the Soup Nazi, those umpires who don't know a strike from a ball, NO HOME PLATE FOR YOU!!
Kevin J. Marquez