C.B. Bucknor Slap On Wrist Poll

MLB is reviewing Saturday’s exchange between Oliver Marmol and C.B. Bucknor. What do you all think? I couldn’t find the poll widget. Sorry. Just give us your comments.

  1. Undisclosed fine for Bucknor for being an ass
  2. MLB does nothing whatsoever
  3. Undisclosed fine for Marmol for griping
  4. A suspension for not shaking hands
  5. Manfred makes a meaningless joint Press Release with someone from the umpires union
  6. Bucknor forced to apologize
  7. Something else

Photo credit: John Henry Weitzel

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red floyd
Legend
11 months ago

I hope it’s 7 (CB Fired), but it’s gonna be 2.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend
11 months ago
Reply to  red floyd

So much unions. So much nothing gets done. So much soccer = America’s game 2040. Yay, feather boas.

steelgolf
Super Member
11 months ago

What will happen is probably #5. And then business as usual fro the umpires, as they are never held accountable by either baseball or their own union.

...Rev Halofan
Editor
Trusted Member
11 months ago

Baseball is all meritocracy for the players, bullshit for the umpires.

AnAngelsFan
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HalosFanForLife
Trusted Member
11 months ago

If you were one of the worst players in the league year after year, you would be released. Even with a guaranteed contract. That Bucknor and guys like Angel are always ranked terribly, perhaps the next union deal needs to be a way to get rid of the dredge and replace them with up-and-comers.

Jeff Joiner
Editor
Legend
11 months ago

I’m going with a bland statement that MLB looked into it and found no evidence this will impact games.

Given how absolutely horrible Bucknor already is, it will be impossible to show he’s gotten worse.

The umpires union sucks for keeping him in the game.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend
11 months ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

Say Union? Yes?

Baseball never fails to remind me of how weird the differences between US unions and say unions in Germany work. In Germany they really are sort of a “partner” with industry & govt. In the US they create Detroit and the DMV and Josh Hamilton.

halofansince1978
Super Member
11 months ago

Just boys being boys…who cares.

MarineLayer
Super Member
11 months ago

Being fired for being a crappy ump would be the best, regardless. Fine and suspension next best.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend
11 months ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

Man… I miss the bad old days when you could fire people for repeated constant failure.

AnAngelsFan
Super Member
11 months ago

I vote # 1, undisclosed fine for Bucknor for being an ass.

Here’s the Jomboy breakdown on the original call: Manager tells umpire he needs to retire, a breakdown – YouTube

As pointed out in the video, both sets of announcers make comments showing they know how bad Bucknor is. One group was betting on which manger would be ejected first, and the other team’s announcer burst out laughing when the terrible call was made.

For the record, Bucknor was the worst umpire among those with at least 20 games last year in terms of both accuracy and consistency. His bad calls are also among the most impactful in terms of favoring the home team and being made during high leverage situations. A true nightmare for MLB players, managers, and fans alike: Umpire Scorecards | Umpires (umpscorecards.com)

Bucknor and Eddings really need to be fired.