Is there an official in any sport who is more desperate for attention than Bob Davidson? Just watch this from last night and this from last year and tell me that both of those incidents aren’t just examples of Davidson interjecting himself onto the game where a half decent umpire would have managed the situation completely differently.
It’s would seem from the infrequency with which umpires are fired, demoted or suspended that MLB has either little motivation or ability to challenge the umpire’s union but Davidson is out there making umpires and the league look silly on a regular basis. He’s also a prime example of how you generally don’t know the names of umpires unless they’re plain bad or their job or they REALLY want you to know who they are. Davidson’s desire to make himself the story has gone on long enough.