What happens to umpires who make blown calls?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Rush-2112, Sep 8, 2012.

  1. Rush-2112


    Dec 14, 2008
    New York City
    Did anyone watch the Yankees vs Orioles tonight? Stupid Jerry Meals :mad: Teixiera tied the game, safe by a mile...but Meals made a bad call at 1st base, cost the Yankees the tying run and (potentially) the game.

    So, say an MLB umpire piles up a bunch of bad calls (calling a player out when he's safe, etc.) Is any action taken? Does he just get away with it? I mean it seems most of the time they just get away with it, because very rarely do they use the replay feature.
  2. tastybasslines

    tastybasslines Banned

    May 9, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
    They go to umpire jail.

    I assume they probably get logged and coached on how to make a better call next time. MLB probably has some sort of threshold on errors allowed.
  3. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

  4. Hopkins

    Hopkins Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 17, 2010
    Houston Tx
    Owner/Builder @Hopkins Guitars
    Umpires take pride in making the correct call. That being said, they are human and they do make mistakes. I'm sure there is a group of people that work for MLB that evaluate and audit umpires to keep them in check.
  5. SoComSurfing

    SoComSurfing Mercedes Benz Superdome. S 127. R 22. S 12-13.

    Feb 15, 2002
    Mobile, Al
  6. I once heard an interview with an umpire and he said that if he only makes one bad call a game, it was a good game.