You have to wonder sometimes about the refs and umpires. They are supposed to be our best and should not be a factor into the betting equation, but sometimes they do. What’s going on here? First of all it’s a very difficult job.


Action happens super fast and quick decisions are difficult. Sometimes if you’re playing a sport, it is easier to feel the foul, or you know if you were safe or not. But when you’re only watching the action, and not actually in the play, it can be difficult to judge. The massive television coverage and instant replay has brought more pressure and scrutiny upon officials. Hometown crowd pressure has to at least have some play in it. Like athletes who make mistakes and errors, the refs and umps do also.



It’s part of the game and you have to accept it and move on. Still, the officials could do a better job of it though. Sometimes umps and refs get together to correct a bad call, but not always. Everybody in the park knows the call is wrong but they won’t do anything about it. The officials need to update some rules and make better, quicker use of technology to get it right.