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Old Tue Jul 28, 2009, 03:58pm
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Bill Hohn: Worst MLB umpire or merely the most glaring?

Major League Baseball umpires are ostensibly the best in the world. And several former MLB umpires are among the best teachers of umpiring in the world. So when there is some bad umpiring going on, it leads one to wonder why we can't come up with someone better. With the microscope of television and delivery of every game that's played, we all see all the bad calls that we can stand, making it look more glaring than it is.

But it seems like Bill Hohn is on more than his share of bad call highlight clips. Is there anyone who is regarded as worse than him?
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Old Tue Jul 28, 2009, 04:10pm
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But it seems like Bill Hohn is on more than his share of bad call highlight clips. Is there anyone who is regarded as worse than him?
How many is "his share?" How many do the other seventy-odd have?
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Old Tue Jul 28, 2009, 05:10pm
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How many is "his share?" How many do the other seventy-odd have?
Key word there is "seems."

It really does seem like he has the most problem calls and disputes.
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Old Tue Jul 28, 2009, 08:44pm
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Well CB Bucknor has major anger management problems, and everybody complains about his strikezone. I think it was Bucknor who was voted worst umpire by the players.
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You're just mad because you can't grow as manly a 'stache as his.
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Old Tue Jul 28, 2009, 09:05pm
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Well CB Bucknor has major anger management problems,
And you are qualified to state this how?
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Old Tue Jul 28, 2009, 09:35pm
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Don' know the answer, but if you want ejection statistics for umpires from 2008 on back to Klem go to-----
http: // www . retrosheet . org/boxesetc/index.html#Umpires.
Put all these letters and spaces together since it doesn't work when I drag the site into the screen. The U in Umpires is capitalized. Then find any umpire ejection stats you want by finding their name alphabetically.
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Old Tue Jul 28, 2009, 09:37pm
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And you are qualified to state this how?
He is working on his Psych degree in college.
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Old Tue Jul 28, 2009, 09:38pm
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Don' know the answer, but if you want ejection statistics for umpires from 2008 on back to Klem go to-----
http: // www . retrosheet . org/boxesetc/index.html#Umpires.
Put all these letters and spaces together since it doesn't work when I drag the site into the screen. The U in Umpires is capitalized. Then find any umpire ejection stats you want by finding their name alphabetically.
Why didn't you just copy and paste the Web address, which turns it into a hyperlink to that site?

http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/index.html
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Old Tue Jul 28, 2009, 09:40pm
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He is working on his Psych degree in college.
Hmmm...no M.A. L.P. nor Ph.D., nor has he ever met this person. The question still holds.
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Hmmm...no M.A. L.P. nor Ph.D., nor has he ever met this person. The question still holds.
I didn't mean that he was qualified, I meant that is what makes him believe he is qualified.
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He is working on his Psych degree in college.
The good news is, or at least was ten years ago, fewer than 25% of Psych majors end up working in the field five years out of college.
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You're just mad because you can't grow as manly a 'stache as his.
Is that thing real???
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Old Tue Jul 28, 2009, 10:23pm
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Is that thing real???
He once took a foul ball so hard it got knocked off.
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I didn't mean that he was qualified, I meant that is what makes him believe he is qualified.
Gotcha.
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