With the recent events involving NBA referees and insider-gambling, MLB has decided to take action and weed out its own bad apples. The World Umpire Association says that neighbors of several veteran umpires from Northern Kentucky have been contacted and interviewed by MLB representatives. Said neighbors were not only poorly acquainted with the umpires in question, but were also asked to answer poorly thought out questions such as, "Do you know if the umpire is a member of the Ku Klux Klan?"
The attempts by MLB to clean house and secure it's integrity are understandable, but a mass witch hunt for all things evil seems like something better left to the Department of Home Land Security. If an umpire has certain things he likes to do in his free time, whether it be fishing or wearing womens negligee is really of no concern to their employers, fans or anyone else for that matter. Bud Selig should keep in mind that though his intentions may be good, he might get more than he bargained for, including lawsuits and his own public humiliation.