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One solution would be to allow players, managers and coaches — those who have the most at stake in the postseason — some voice in how umpires are chosen for the season’s most important games. While it’s true that such processes can have its pitfalls — look no further than the Gold Glove voting — it would almost certainly eliminate the presence of those umps who consistently rate among the worst in the game.
MLB wouldn't like it much either since it would highlight the fact that there are a bunch of umpires universally considered awful that they continue to allow to work games.
Tim Salmon and Kirk Gibson were a long way from "universally considered awful" baseball players, who deservedly held starting jobs in MLB for a decade apiece, they were just never quite good enough to be All-Stars (or at least were never selected to an All-Star game).
3. Allow them to carry their dogs onto the field.
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