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Must-click link: Bernie Miklasz rips into umpire Bob Davidson

Sep 8, 2010, 3:46 PM EDT

Bernie Miklasz of the St. Louis Post Dispatch is one of my favorite columnists and today he wrote about one of baseball’s worst umpires, Bob Davidson.
Bernie Miklasz: Ump Davidson a disgrace to the game
I wholeheartedly agree with everything Miklasz says about Davidson, who has a long history of wrong calls and ridiculous, attention-seeking behavior. Joe West gets all the bad-umpire headlines, but Davidson has been behind an amazing number of botched calls and unnecessary “incidents” over the years.
He’s aggressively terrible, consistently.

  1. Chris Fiorentino - Sep 8, 2010 at 3:55 PM

    great article…love this line from Dutch…lots of pictures of him and none of his family. LOL.

  2. Mr. Heyward - Sep 8, 2010 at 4:23 PM

    Does the MLB even compile a list of blown calls each of these douchenozzle’s (yeah I’m using it again) makes? If so, Bernie and Joe’s rap sheets must be getting very lengthy. Would this also be a good time to propose replay be extended to some of these scenarios?

  3. bbeer - Sep 8, 2010 at 4:56 PM

    I think this would be a good time to get rid of the awful umps instead of replay. The best case scenario is to not have any mistakes at all in the first place. Good umps = no-little mistakes. Bad umps (Davidson, West, Hernandez) = multiple big mistakes. Get rid of bad umps and the world is a happier place.

  4. Sam Lee - Sep 8, 2010 at 5:55 PM

    I’ll never forget when Bernie got caught repeating falsehoods from the Cardinals as fact in a dispute with the Brewers. Of course it was over baseball “etiquette.” His response was that he didn’t care whether he was right and openly mocked the people who were trying to help him by pointing out the facts. Needless to say, I don’t agree that that is something to be admired. As much as he’s ragging on Davidson, the calls were correct no?

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