So in this era of batting getting better and the bats getting even much better than that:
Why are there still some umpires that only have a volleyball sized strike zone?!?!?
OK, under full disclosure mode here => Yes, my DD is a pitcher.
But c'mon. Any pitcher that is forced to throw only fastballs down the middle, below the elbows, and above the knees, is gonna get rocked or at least get thoroughly frustrated and question why they work so hard on movement pitches and "spots"....
Let's please start to give a little back to pitchers Huh?!?!?!? There is enough offense out there in the sport right now isn't there???
(Remember this is just to those ~10% of umps that really squeeze the zone this tight. I know, I am guessing it's only 10% but that's one game out of ten that DD & I lose clumps of hair on! :-)
(DD had 6 walks in a game where she should have only had maybe 1.... so yes I am cranky....)