MLB umpires should drop the self-righteousness, cut the insecurity, or get better

A few days after a misguided and petty protest whining about players saying mean things, the home plate umpire had a horrific night calling balls and strikes in the KC Royals’ 3-2 win over the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday. Most awkward for the protesters: players and managers hardly said a word. They acted like grown-ups. Maybe the umpires can, too.

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Tammy Ljungblad, Rich Sugg The Kansas City Star
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