# Blown calls
A Fan's Perspective: It's Time To Pump The A.B.S., Umps — You're Out!
Too late for glasses or contacts — it's time for 401ks. A closeup image of an Umpire's face with his mask onPhoto by Adobe Creative Cloud. We’ve waited long enough. For over 100 years, human umpires calling balls, strikes, fair, foul, safe, or out, were a necessary element of the game of baseball. Because they’re only human, we also had to accept that on occasion, they would make human errors and blow calls.