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Umpires don't live like the Common Man

Updated: April 3, 2009, 12:28 PM ET
By Rob Neyer

At least one reader took some offense at my take on a new tool for checking the umps' work:

You consistently argue for the common man, unless that common man forms a group to gain some sort of leverage against The Man. The umpires work extremely hard. They shouldn't be subject to discipline for performance. Conduct is a totally different issue. Intentionally missing calls deserves discipline. Refusing to carry out the rules of the game is conduct. Mistakes are performance and don't deserve ...

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