There are only so many season records an umpire can set, and pretty much none of them are good.
Last night, Blue Jays-White Sox home plate umpire Doug Eddings set one of those high marks, and it was definitely not a season-high you want to have attached to your name:
As you can see on the scorecard, the vast majority of missed calls came way outside the strike zone. It’s one of the largest strike zones I can remember seeing:
More than 1/3 of the pitches Eddings called a strike were actually a ball. MORE THAN A THIRD! That’s a tough night.
All you can do is laugh. Well, if you’re not a Blue Jays fan, I guess, since the math indicates they really did lose because of the strike zone. And maybe also not if you’re a baseball fan who is frustrated by the continued reliance on human eyes to do a job that is impossible to do as well as electronic equipment. But it doesn’t sound like robo umps are coming next season.