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Do Umpires have to much power?

I have been watching baseball for many years now and one thing I've noticed is that the quality of baseball umpires has gone down. It seems that very few can hold a consistent strike zone throughout the game and they have blown many high profile calls over the last few years. This doesn't however take away from the 99% of calls they get right.

It seems that over the last 5 years they have been very quick to throw players out of a game for arguing balls and strikes. I understand that they are pressured by MLB to keep games moving but why isn't there some sort system set up to punish umpires when they are wrong. It's gotten to the point where if a player even questions a call he's getting thrown out. I understand that there is Kzone set up to make sure they are calling a consistent strike zone but does anyone really think its even still used or for that matter does anyone the results really matter.

These are just some things that I think need to be changed about baseball. MLB needs to limit the power of umpires. There needs to be a stricter adherence to the strike zone. Its all in the name of making the game consistent.

These are some of my thoughts, now whats yours. Should the umpires be left alone or should more attention be paid to them making better calls and not being so quick to toss a player.

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