White Sox starter Jose Quintana threw low and behind Ben Zobrist, prompting home plate umpire Mark Wegner to take off his mask, step forward, and eject Quintana. And that’s when Hawk blew up.
What else could Corey and I talk about this week besides all the umpire insanity in the MLB the past couple weeks? Corey and I discuss how big a part of the game umpires should be, how accountable they should be for missed calls, and what the line really is for showing up an umpire.
The reality is that the officials in any sport are human, just like you or me, and just like the players competing. Mistakes are going to happen, and sometimes they are going to happen at the most inopportune times. A disturbing trend is emerging, however.