Monday, October 17, 2005

We lost the battle, but we should look to the future

The Angels were beat.

They didn't hit, and couldn't get anything started.

That still doesn't change the fact that the officiating was terrible.

I really want to look into making the officials accountable. Not for this series specifically, but going forward setup up a system or stats and review so bad apple umps like Eddings find their way out of the league and make room for other more talented officials.

There are already at least two sites out there that track an ump's statistics and can tell who has the edge on average. MLB could surely have it's own system and track and reward even handedness and good officiating.

What I want is more transparency more public review of an ump's overall performance. Sure every ump is going to have a weird call or two over the course of a season, but each ump should on balance improve the game and adhere to the rules. Read this blog and look at all of the inconsistencies and weirdness surrounding Eddings. This is a guy who's worked a lot of postseasons. That's supposed to be a reward for good umps, not a gravy train for the umps who the front office just "like".

Any suggestions as to where we get started? Congress? Demonstrations? Mass faxing MLB headquarters?

4 Comments:

Anonymous Eric said...

FireDoug.com has been redone, lets get our movement rolling!!

Eric@firedoug.com

2:34 AM  
Anonymous pookgai said...

Great idea. I was thinking of starting a blog too, but here's all I could muster up.

White Sox Intruduce Their New Player - Doug Eddings

8:30 AM  
Anonymous BayAreaAngelFan2002 said...

Just found your site!

I love it!

Keep up the good work, and GO ANGELS in 2006!

1:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why all the white sox hatin?

Don't tell me the angels wouldn't a done the same thing! Place the blame where it lies - with eddings.

and last I checked that was ONE game - rather early in the series.

But, whining is easier than taking responsibility - exactly what you are complaining about eddings not doing....

9:43 AM  

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