Re: What happened....
Posted by Butch Parnes-umpire on January 31, 2020, 5:27 pm, in reply to "Re: What happened...."
It is all very similar to when the NFL and MLB decided that they could use college referees and umpires. It did not take long before they realized how good the regular umpires and referees are. The experienced Conference Umpires not only know the rules better, they are more consistent behind the plate. The most important thing that I believe many people don’t think about is the fact that they know the players and the players know them. They also understand the flow of the game. They know how to handle difficult situations. I am fearful that a new group of umpires will be intimidated. That clearly is not good for the game. You simply can’t beat experience. |