Judging the Royals

April 17, 2013 3:38 PM

Why showing up the umpire is a bad idea

In the first inning Alcides Escobar did not like a strike call and looked back at the home plate umpire, Doug Eddings. This is considered a baseball faux-pas (although I’m pretty sure nobody in baseball uses the term faux pas). If a hitter disagrees with a call he can say so, but the hitter needs to keep staring straight ahead while doing so. Turning back to the umpire lets the crowd know the hitter disagrees with the call and umpires don’t like it.

Judging the Royals

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