Jeff Nelson, Woild Serious Factor

October 29, 2009 at 9:23 am (Baseball, Fantasy Baseball)

Who is Jeff Nelson? Thanks for asking.

He’s a baseball umpire with a “small strikezone,” working behind the plate [chosen to work behind the plate] in game 2 of the 2009 World Series.

Of course the strikezone should be the same for every umpire, and when an individual umpire’s calls are consistently inconsistent, he should be repromanded. Maybe fined demoted, suspended, or fired… NOT GIVEN A PLUM ASSIGNMENT, BUD SELIG.

“Christ, the Commish is a moron,” you may thinking.

Wrong!!… at least in this instance.

MLB is deliberately not standardizing umpiring. Why? Because who’s umping behind the plate becomes a factor in prognosticating the odds and probabilities of any given game.

Baseball is  by doing everything possible to draw interest in itself through gambling [both legal, trough Fantasy/Roto, and illegal]. They know that betting is right up there with apple pie, in the hearts of we ‘mericans. Want proof? Check out the the NFL.

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