JOHN HIRSHBECK: UNFIT TO UMPIRE?

Dan VerhaegheCorrespondent IJuly 3, 2009

"Some guys have a tighter strike zone, but if the ball is over the plate at the right height, that's a strike no matter who you are," Hirschbeck said. "Up and down, the same thing. Some guys are a little tighter. They want that ball, in their minds, to be right on the plate. 'Other guys say that if it nicks the corner, that's good enough for me..."

The umpiring styles vary, I guess, but still, maybe, and just maybe John Hirshbeck should be under an "umpire watch". We'll see how he performs for the rest of the series. Twenty-five years in the bigs- the man's gotta feel just a tad too comfortable.


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