The latest season of “The Ump Show” has returned to a TV screen near you.
Angel Hernandez has not seen his shadow, meaning baseball season is right around the corner, and with the spring training schedule officially on Sunday, everyone has some rust to knock off — including controversial, long-tenured MLB ump Hernandez.
A questionable strike call at the bottom of the zone during the Cardinals-Nationals matchup led to Cardinals’ announcer Dan McLaughlin letting a good ol’ one timer rip:
“Angel Hernandez is in midseason form,” McLaughlin jests.
While questionable, Hernandez’s call was (shockingly) seemingly right one, with the pitch just missing the bottom edge of the zone. Cardinals pitcher Jack Flaherty didn’t seem too pleased with the call, but the frame job by St. Louis catcher Yadier Molina made it look a little better than it was.
Nothing unites Baseball Twitter quite like a poor Hernandez call, and that was the case on Sunday, even if spring training games just started:
*Blown call behind the plate*
Announcer – “Anddd Angel Hernandez is in mid-season form already”
Baseball is back!
— Ben Verlander (@Verly32) February 28, 2021
Nolan Arenado being a victim of Angel Hernandez to start off his season sounds about right
— Quinn (@QuinnSTLCards) February 28, 2021
Sadly, Angel Hernandez is consistently bad in the beginning of the season, mid season, end of the season, and the post season.
— sleepy mf (@sleepymofo) February 28, 2021
LMFAOOOO CARDS BROADCAST “Angel Hernandez is in mid season form” after a borderline call
— gd🧦 (@YasmaniGrandaI) February 28, 2021
2021 is already better than 2020.