Now we move to the obstruction call at third base by Jim Joyce, which was without doubt the correct call. The issue I have with it how many times have we as fans seen the second baseman or short stop impede the runner at second and OBSTRUCTION is never called. All the time which is why most of the fans, players, and management sat on national TV saying I have never seen that, how could the umpire call that. I must agree how could an umpire call it if during the season it is never called, I have been saying for years that if the umpires where to do the job and enforce the rules in which they are written we would see less mistakes. Now an issue with that is how umpires are taught in the only 2 schools in Florida which an umpire must attend one if he/she wants a career in MiBL, or MLB. It is called own you call, yes that is right on calls which are normal or believe to be a simply call if an manager comes out and ask you to get help, politely tell him/her I saw it clearly and the call stands. Now it does not matter that everyone in the park saw you made the wrong call you cannot ask for help because at the umpire school it is taught if an umpire does ask for help then he would lose the respect of players, manager and fans and after allowing it no one would ever trust him judgement in the calls which he would be involved with. Really it is stupid, if someone is a good to great umpire there will not be to many times that his/hers judgement would be in question so this logic has no leg to stand on. Instead if one was to get help and make the right call players, fans, and management would know that this umpire is here to give us the fairest game possible and will not complain as much about the calls.
I have to give the umpires a hand for the calls each one has made in this year's World Series. I only hoped MLB would get rid of instant replay, and let the umpires do his job and give the players and us fans the fairest game.