Found June 12, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
One day after criticizing the umpiring crew that called the weekend series at Fenway Park, Boston Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine took issue with the entire system of umpiring. "I think they're very well trained, and I think they're very good at what they do. I think it's almost impossible to do what they do, so why do we ask them to do the impossible?" Valentine said. "If in fact you can't see the ball the last five feet, and now pitchers are throwing pitches that are moving in that zone, cutting and splitting and moving in the zone, your eyes can't see what's happening. So if you can't see it, why are we asking them to call it? They can't see it. They're humans. We're asking humans to do a feat a human can't do." Valentine said he didn't take issue with umpires as often early in his managerial career. If anything, he said his problems with umpires developed when he was broadcasting the Little League World Seri...
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