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  • 07/23/2012, 11:47PM ET

Top 5 worst umpires in MLB.

CuntryBlumpkin (305-247-64) vs mississippiguy (0-1-0)
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Order counts, mostly for fun, and hopefully this will inspire some discussion in the comments.


1. CB Bucknor- Hard to dispute. The players have consistently voted him as the worst in the game. Terribly inconsistent strike zone. It's the size of the baseball and it moves throughout the game. This leads to a lot of confrontations.


2. Joe West- Seems lackadaisical on the field, like he doesn't want to be there. Is known for poor judgement on close plays, and is very small and very inconsistent strike zone. He comments on things that should not be commented about. If he's not number 2, he's number 1.

3. Angel Hernandez- He's confrontational, inconsistent, and is the second coming of Eric Gregg. Pretty much, if the catcher catches it, it's a strike. He had the most called strikes of any umpire in the 2000s, mostly because of his strikezone being the size of a barn. He's also known for ejected players and coaches rather quickly.

4. Laz Diaz- He's loud, has poor judgement, and is easily the most confrontational umpire in the bigs. More times than not, he gets heated before the player/coach.

5. Bob Davidson- Had to include Balk-a-day Bob.


1. Bobert Lowenbrau - This character doesnt even hold a single accurate call. One might even say he doesn't know his foot from his thumb. On August 5th, 2009, He called what is known today as the "judgement day" call from pitcher Ralph Threaux. Threaux holds an all-time record of consectitive fast breaks and On this faithful day, Lowenbrau calls him out for what looks like was a misguided call. Further evidence reviewed shows that Threaux actually did make the ball past the batter and into the glove. What a stupid man. He actually is on the Getty list on all time worse calls of 2009.

2. Tommy "Big Chief" Robinson - Not as bad as a play caller as Lowenbrau but, still holds distinction as one of the worst of all time. Not only does he have poor judgement but, he is consistant in being too over-confrontational to the coaches of opposing teams. He also is currently being investigated for substance abuse and it is a known fact he is a hard-core gambler and a heavy drinker. Not the type of play caller I would want on my field. Thats a fact. Get with the program Big Chief.

I am running out of room so I will resever my next 3 for the next arguement.


Did you just make up those names? I've never heard of either one and neither does Google.

Great, another ruined TD. Not wasting my time.


Thats a great counter argument. Because your unfamilar with it doesn't mean its not true. You call yourself a sports fan and you cant even counter an arguement with "the Big Chief?" Step up son. Your bout to get school.

I guess I'll save my other umps for a time when Outlaw wants to play. Thanks for wasting my time.

July 23, 2012  11:50 PM ET

*ejecting players and coaches, not ejected.

July 24, 2012  12:45 AM ET

I think the only argument is if Davidson should be higher on the list. The funny thing is the guys above him are terrible as well lol.

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July 24, 2012  10:34 AM ET
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Haven't seen this done before. Kudos for a different topic.

I was talking about umpires yesterday, one of the ones I mentioned that I couldn't stand was Laz Diaz. What do you know, he costs the Braves a chance at a win.

Personally, I think it's insulting to the game to have Diaz and Hernandez on the same crew.

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July 24, 2012  01:27 PM ET
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Prior to this TD, I don't even think I knew 5 umpire's names.

ditto

July 24, 2012  01:41 PM ET

Buckner and Diaz are horrible, Holbrook should be on that list

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July 24, 2012  02:32 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

I was talking about umpires yesterday, one of the ones I mentioned that I couldn't stand was Laz Diaz. What do you know, he costs the Braves a chance at a win.Personally, I think it's insulting to the game to have Diaz and Hernandez on the same crew.

Very good "bad" list.

July 24, 2012  02:47 PM ET

I was working on an argument and realized that I had only one change so I dropped it. Sorry Outlaw. I do however have one very GOOD honorable mention for those Braves fans.

July 24, 2012  02:48 PM ET
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And you are the expert who's seen everything.

WOW DJ, looks like you have won the heart of another fan!

July 24, 2012  02:50 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Prior to this TD, I don't even think I knew 5 umpire's names.

AND THAT my friends is the first thing that makes a good umpire. They do their job and no one knows their name when the game is over.

July 24, 2012  02:51 PM ET

The fact we remember their names is usually for bad or blown calls OR historically STUPID ejections or confrontations.

July 24, 2012  02:52 PM ET
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The fact we remember their names is usually for bad or blown calls OR historically STUPID ejections or confrontations.

I'm very good with names. I know most of them that have been around for a few years.

July 24, 2012  02:54 PM ET
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I'm very good with names. I know most of them that have been around for a few years.

But I'm terrible with faces, there's very few celebrities I could pick out if they were in street clothes.

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July 24, 2012  02:59 PM ET
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**** stars look very different dressed, eh?

Yeah. I slammed my front door in Jenna Jameson's face because I didn't recognize her when she wasn't naked.

July 24, 2012  03:02 PM ET
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I'm very good with names. I know most of them that have been around for a few years.

Hey Outlaw, does the initials BH bring any memories then?

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