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    MLB umpires show discrimination against non-white players, according to new study

    Chris Cwik
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    A new study suggests MLB umpires discriminate against non-white players, according to Hank Snowdon, a student at Claremont McKenna.
    The study used balls and strikes data from the past 13 seasons to determine the rate of missed calls against certain players. Snowdon determined which should-be strikes were called balls, which balls were erroneously called strikes and then looked at the race of the umpire, batter and pitcher. What Snowdon found was that umpires made more advantageous calls when their race was the same as the person receiving the advantage.




    The difference amounts to 0.3 percent, which, while small, can be significant over the course of a single season, according to Robert Arthur of Baseball Prospectus.
    These effects are small, but also large enough to be noticeable. Mistaken calls are about 0.3 percentage points more likely due to race effects, according to the study. Snowdon estimates that umpires called about 18,000 pitches differently over the 13-year period of the study because of racial bias, meaning a little more than a thousand changed calls per year. Any individual player might only receive a handful of these in a season, but for Black players in the league already struggling against discrimination in other regards, any additional barrier is a significant problem.
    Arthur also pointed out that 90 percent of the umpires in MLB were white over the period in which the study was conducted.
    While white umpires gave more favorable calls to white players, that was also the case with Latino umps. Snowdon's study found that Latino umpires also show bias toward non-white players.
    Will MLB institute robot umpires?

    Calls for robot umps have grown in popularity as pitch-tracking technology has improved. MLB is testing out the idea in the Atlantic League. Players both in the Atlantic League and in MLB have their gripes with the current system.
    While the right technology could cut down on racial biases that currently exist in umpiring, using technology to call balls and strikes won't be perfect. Pitch-tracking technology might be more accurate than the human eye, but mistakes will still happen.
    MLB will have to weigh that along with a number of other issues, including the one Snowdon found in his study the next time it considers whether "robot umps" need to come to the majors.

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    Good God, let's do away with All Sports at this point, enough is enough...!!!

    Racial Division is how you keep the people divided and the Elites in charge of the world...



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    I get so damn tired of hearing 90% of this or that is White. For Gods sake the black population only make up 13% of the US population. Imagine that....13% makes up 65% of welfare recipients and 60% of the prison population. Damn, I forgot, we Whites caused that........


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    The good thing is people are starting to tune this garbage out. If they turn everything racist , which they are, people will start to ignore it ,which they are as well. Most people know this is bull shatt. I’ve stopped watching sports when the kneeling phase came ito being, haven’t started back , and won’t, they’ve lost me forever. BTW I only kept up with college basketball when in season, not a professional major league sports fan.


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    Good post.
    According to millions of psychocrats, the only 2 world issues of any consequence are race and gender.
    How pathetic.


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    You know, it's damn pathetic that with all the real life changing problems going on in America, the left is worried about black baseball players striking out. I wonder who gets blamed if a White player strikes out? Those same Idiots think it's not discriminating to let males who want a pussy between their legs to compete in Women's sports.
    Here is the solution.....there's a big Wheel beside Home-plate. When a black player comes up to bat, he spins the wheel. There are 5 outcomes on the wheel. Walk, single, double, triple, and home run. If he hits home-run, he qualifies for the bonus spin. There are 5 choices on the bonus wheel. Declaring home plate racist because it's colored white, declaring that the 1st and 3rd base umpires should be diversified with a Mexican on one and a Chinese on the other. There should be a BLM flag flying over the American flag, free admission for oppressed black people with home plate seating, and most important......a signing bonus that guarantees your admission to the Baseball Hall of Fame.


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    An excellent post, Billy.


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    Dave, it's a challenge to function in everyday life without saying something racist, doing something racist, or thinking something racist. I'm starting to think they're right about Whites being born racist. Hell, I've been doing things that are racist all my life. I eat Aunt Jemima syrup, drank Black Label Beer, watched Amos and Andy, smoked a few New Port ciggs., I even had a N****r shooter as a child. I guess I was doomed from the start......


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    tsk, tsk, tsk.....

    Si vis pacem, para bellum

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