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It would also lower the escalation of umpiresblamingplayers and managers. Anecdotally, veteran umpires such as Joe West, have long earned the scorn of players and fans for their proclivity for bad calls. The statistics show that West created much more incorrect calls than most. In fact, behind the plate, over the last 11 seasons he has averaged 21 incorrect calls a game, or 2.3 per inning. And though Angel Hernandez receives similar fan dislike, averaging 19 incorrect calls a game, or two.two per inning, even with this high error price, compared to his peers, he performed improved than other folks,...