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JUL 11, 2013 - Forbes

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MLB Umps -- Evaluated But Not Incentivized

Last Saturday, home plate umpire Bill Welke ejected Miami manager Mike Redmond for arguing an out call.  As I viewed the highlights (about as neutral to the outcome as possible), the runner appeared to cross  home well ahead of the throw in real time, and slow-motion replays confirmed that it really wasn't very close.   One angle helped to explain the egregious miss -- Welke was so close that his eyes focused on the tag  but couldn't very easily see the runners legs.

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