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An Umpire’s Bad Call and Attitude

What gave you greater reason to shake your head as you watched this replay from Wednesday night’s Phillies–Marlins game: first-base umpire C. B. Bucknor’s embarrassingly bad judgment or his smugness while he delivered the out call?
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Jason Epstein is the president of Southfive Strategies, LLC. He was a public-relations consultant for the Turkish embassy in Washington from 2002 to 2007.


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