Why Blaming the Umps for Favoring Certain Teams is Wrong

The MLB post-season's had some controversial calls by umpires


When first base umpire Jim Joyce missed a safe/out call at first base during Game 3 of the CardinalsNationals NLDS, the seemingly unwonted occurrence—ESPN onceestimated umpires miss 20 percent of all close calls—exploded into a national headline that even The Associated Press saw fit to distribute.