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    Players polled on umpires

    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=5281467

    Long story short:

    Baseball's best ump:
    1. Jim Joyce (53%)
    2. Tim McClelland (34%)
    3. Jim Wolf (15%)

    Baseball's worst ump:
    1. CB Bucknor (37%)
    2. Joe West (35%)
    3. Angel Hernandez (22%)

    Baseball's quickest hook:
    1. Joe West (35%)
    2. Rob Drake (12%)
    3. Bill Hohn (9%)

    Grade the umps:
    1. B: 29%
    2. C: 20%
    3. A: 16%
    Average grade: B

    Replay on the bases?
    Yes: 22%
    No: 77%
    Maybe: 1%

    Replay on fair/foul calls?
    Yes: 36%
    No: 62%
    Not sure: 2%

    Overturn calls in Galarraga game?
    Yes: 13%
    No: 86%
    Not sure: 1%

    Some interesting results. Only thing I disagree with is their stance on replay. We have the technology, get the calls right.

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    I'm surprised CB Bucknor only got 37% of the votes. I would have expected at least 99%, if not 100%.

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    I agree... CB Bucknor and Angel Hernandez are terrible !!

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    I think the results would be different a few weeks ago. More than anything, this tells me that the players do like him a lot.

    I imagine the players feel bad for him too. He took responsibility and from what was said, he's well liked on the field.
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    Should Bud Selig have overturned the result of the Galarraga near-perfect game?
    Yes: 13 percent
    No: 86 percent
    Not sure: 1 percent

    Not a surprise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Batmans A Scientist View Post
    I think the results would be different a few weeks ago. More than anything, this tells me that the players do like him a lot.

    I imagine the players feel bad for him too. He took responsibility and from what was said, he's well liked on the field.
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    Should Bud Selig have overturned the result of the Galarraga near-perfect game?
    Yes: 13 percent
    No: 86 percent
    Not sure: 1 percent

    Not a surprise.
    I do think Joyce got a bit of a sympathy vote here, but people only feel sympathetic when they generally like someone.

    There wouldn't be a sympathy vote if it was Joe West that blew that call, that's all I'm saying.

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