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Four umpires are better than six

Originally Published: October 13, 2009
By Tim Keown | Page 2

The biggest and most unnecessary affectation in sports is baseball's insistence on a six-man umpiring crew for the postseason. I'm trying to think of an instance in the past 30 years when someone said, "That was a great call. Good thing they had umpires standing in the outfield or they would have missed that one." I'm still thinking … nope. None.

But I can think of one call (other than the Jeffrey Maier/Derek Jeter/Tony Tarasco fiasco) that was botched that would have been made ...

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