Death, Taxes, and Ángel Hernández
Like the sun rising in the east, we tend to count on certain things in this life.
Sadly, one such thing is the utter and complete incompetence of MLB umpire Ángel Hernández.
Until our robot umpire overlords take over, we will continue to be subjected to this almost 30-year veteran and his offensive work.
Hernández was at it again recently at Wrigley Field, much to the chagrin of Anthony Rizzo and the Chicago Cubs.
Yeah, that is aggressively bad.
Rizzo argued vehemently, but to no avail, and the Cubs' 10-6 loss to the Padres ended on that peculiar note.
The Chicago first baseman shared his thoughts afterwards.
Anthony Rizzo says he appreciates how hard the job is and stresses how much he respects umpires and Angel Hernandez in particular, but…"with that being said, that call was unacceptable. That can’t happen. It can’t happen in the major leagues, at Wrigley Field, at any field."— Patrick Mooney (@PJ_Mooney) August 5, 2018
You are correct, sir.
The worst umpire in baseball and Rizzo actually have a history, but it really isn't all bad.
Back in the 2016 NLCS, there was this warm exchange:
Of course, that doesn't retroactively change decades of horrific judgment from Hernández.
Former A's manager Bob Melvin sure does.
Here's a fun montage, jam packed with more missed calls and open hostility from our precious Ángel:
The robots won't be nearly as confrontational.