And Now for Our Daily Call to Robot Umpire Arms
Well, we can add yet another voice to the growing chorus demanding an automated strike zone.
It's quite telling when a pitcher who'd previously been silent on the subject suddenly joins the robot revolution.
But that tends to happen when said pitcher gets dicked over on a bunch of calls.
Consider Mike Montgomery one of the freshly initiated.
I picked up "You're f***ing terrible" which I think was the key phrase in this Mike Montgomery ejection pic.twitter.com/BNBz9AMB5b— Paid man gets bored (@cjzero) September 20, 2019
When a normally mild-mannered fellow like Montgomery loses his shit like that, something has definitely gone sideways.
He'd just allowed his third homer of the night to the Twins after being squeezed by Gonzo more than once.
Afterwards, Monty made his position abundantly clear:
Royals LHP Mike Montgomery didn’t pull many punches postgame after being ejected by umpire Manny Gonzalez pic.twitter.com/xJdJvjdGpy— Lynn Worthy (@LWorthySports) September 20, 2019
That part at the end about the lack of accountability was telling.
Here's a bit more, including the request for automation:
Royals pitcher Mike Montgomery, who was ejected for the first time in his career, was not happy with home plate umpire Manny Gonzalez after the game. pic.twitter.com/je3L9caG36— Tyler Mason (@tylermason21) September 20, 2019
Don't worry, Monty.
The machines will be sentient very soon.