Comments on: Ejection Epidemic Can Be Solved With Action Thu, 15 Mar 2018 18:54:55 +0000 hourly 1 By: Steve Montgomery Thu, 01 Mar 2018 17:10:59 +0000 I have been to numerous college games over the past two years as my son is a college ball player. It isn’t just a lack of desire to actually call the strike zone, but a lack of consistency in calling balls and strikes. Every person that has ever tried to umpire knows how difficult it is to call balls and strikes. Today’s umpire needs to identify what their strike is and then consistently call that zone. Also this idea of lining up in the slot is ridiculous. There is no possible way for umpires to call the outside of the plate when they are line up behind the batter. I see this all the time!!! Last and not least is this seemingly desire to show up players. I see this way to often. Three balls on the batter, pitch is thrown no call from the umpire. Batter waits briefly for a call then starts to run down to first sssuming ball four. After 3-4 steps down to first you get a strike call from the umpire. Happens multiple times a game. To me these are major contributors to what I see as why there is so much trouble between umpires, players, and coaches.