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Baltimore Orioles head coach Buck Showalter disputes a call.
Umpires, in general, need to be on top of their game in order to correctly call the game on the field.
Although, some calls are bound to be incorrect, leaving many players and fans disgruntled at the end result of the game.
Over the past two years, the amount of bad calls by the umpires has increased.
Most recently, a bad call was made in the NL Wild Card game between the Atlanta Braves and St. Louis Cardinals. With one out in the eighth inning, Atlanta's Andrelton Simmons hit a a fly ball to left field. The ball dropped between two Cardinals in the outfield, and the Braves thought that they had bases loaded with one out.
However, left-field umpire Sam Holbrook made a delayed infield-fly rule as the ball approached the ground. Simmons was called out and fans grew angry as it pretty much eliminated any chance of a comeback.
Atlanta would lose the game 6-3 and watch their playoff hopes go up in smoke; controversy would ensue shortly after.
Calls like these have become so devastating to big MLB games; some might even say that these calls are ruining the game.
Scrutiny is bound to increase, so will the pressure on MLB umpires to call the game as accurately as humanly possible.