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Making Umpires Better

night’s 3-2 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays was a tough one to swallow – not just because the Yankees lost a close one, but because some of it was out of their control.

In the 3rd inning, Eduardo Nunez threw a ball wide of first that Mark Teixeira made an amazing stretch on, and yet the umpire called the batter safe, despite replays clearly showing he was out. Naturally, the next batter hit a homerun, thus providing the difference in a 3-2 game.

This wasn’t the only bad call of the game. In the 9th inning, down a run with a runner on and 1 out, Curtis Granderson was called out on a strike 3 that was over a half a foot outside. If Granderson were a righty, the ball might have hit him; it was that egregious.

So what ...

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