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Umpire-manager arguments lost in translation

Originally Published: March 17, 2006
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

Aside from that nagging little detail of the United States failing to reach the semifinals, the initial World Baseball Classic has been a great success. But next time around, we simply must have more umpires from around the world.

I'm not saying this because there is an impression of impropriety when most of the umpires are from one country. Nor am I talking about the lack of competence when major-league umpires aren't used. No, what I'm talking about is how mostly English-speaking crews ...

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