Umpires express displeasure with MLB's background checks
NEW YORK -- Umpires called out Major League Baseball for talking with their neighbors.
In the wake of the NBA's gambling scandal involving referee Tim Donaghy, the commissioner's office has stepped up monitoring of its umps.
"While we cannot stop Major League Baseball from questioning
the umpires' neighbors and friends, we can tell them that they are
under no legal or other obligation to speak with the
investigators," World Umpires Association spokesman Lamell
McMorris said ...
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