Tagged: Umpires

One legislator with too much free time …

Kill the ump …. with taxes!

"A state lawmaker and St. Louis baseball fan says umpires should pay — literally — for what he sees as bad calls made during the playoff series in which the Cardinals lost to the Houston Astros. Rep. Jeff Roorda, D-Barnhart, wants to expand the state athlete and entertainer tax to also cover officials such as umpires and referees. The tax is charged to out-of-state residents who earn money in Missouri while performing in such events as baseball games and concerts. Revenues are supposed to go to the arts, public libraries and other cultural programs. Roorda said his idea grew out of his frustration with umpires in the National League Championship Series. But he also contends that it is logical to tax the officials affecting a game’s outcome, not just the athletes who play it." ================================

Wow …. I could just see the modifications to the Missouri State Tax Code now …

Rate of "correct" calls       Tax Rate

100%                                 3%

90-99%                              7%

Less than 90%                    75%