“These umps need to stop honoring Angel Hernandez” - MLB fans troll umpires for ejecting Rob Thomson after reversing HBP call on Garrett Stubbs

 MLB fans troll umpires for ejecting Rob Thomson after reversing HBP call on Garrett Stubbs
MLB fans troll umpires for ejecting Rob Thomson after reversing HBP call on Garrett Stubbs

MLB ejections seem to have become more frequent than ever as 2024 has already witnessed several ejections. In some cases, many agree that the umpires were at fault.

One of the most controversial umpires, Angel Hernandez was known for his wrong calls. However, it turns out that the trend continues in his absence. On Sunday, the Phillies and Orioles had an exciting showdown, but manager Rob Thomson was ejected after arguing with the umpire for reversing a hit-by-pitch call on Garrett Stubs.

Home plate umpire Mike Estabrook tossed Thomson for arguing about the decision. Estabrook initially stated that Stubbs was hit-by-pitch. However, the decision was reversed since his foot was said to be out of the batter's box.

Reacting to the incident, MLB fans took to social media to troll the umpires for their call.

Here's a look at some of the fan reactions on X.

"A shame, congratulations to the Orioles and hope to see you again this year. But these umps need to stop honoring Angel Hernandez," wrote one fan on X.
"What is with the MLB and its umpires this year. Why are they making it about themselves. This is the quickest way to getting electronic balls and strikes," another fan added.
"Umps have been garbage all series. I was sitting behind home plate and let him know he was terrible as he left the field. At least the airshow during the game was fun to watch," another fan chimed in.

Comments continued to flow as several fans joined to troll the MLB umpires.

"That umpires acted like that because he has no clue what he doing out there and got embarrassed," one fan responded.
"That was the most energetic that umpire has been all game," one fan wrote.
"Ump show as usual that’s why we have the theatrics," added another fan.

MLB hitters remain frustrated according to Rob Thomson

The Phillies manager stated that several MLB hitters were frustrated with the situation. Thomson said that it affects the game, but it's important to overcome such situations.

“You're telling me that from 200 feet or however far it is, you can tell if a ball hits a foot or not?” Thomson said after the game. “So they told me, 'Well, use your challenge.' But I said, 'You already awarded him first base, why don't you make them use their challenge?' That was it really.”

He further said that the base umpires were unable to see Stubbs' foot from a far distance. The Phillies lost the series against their AL East rival. Thomson and his team will take on the San Diego Padres in the next series.

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Edited by Chaitanya Prakash
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