A person is not defined by their professional stance. Surely you can appreciate that? I can argue with someone at work all day long, but I can still respect them and like them. Or not.
It's also perfectly possible to disagree with a particular action like say calling a strike, without it becoming personal. For example, I may dislike the English rugby team intensely at times, but it would still be tragic if they all died in a plane crash.
I find it frustrating when people can't separate a person from their actions. They aren't the same, because you usually do not know the chain of reasoning leading up to those actions.
That's a particularly poor straw man, even by your standards.
You'll have to explain why you thought that was a straw man.