MLB finally splits up agitator umps Joe West & Angel Hernandez
Gerry Fraley of the Dallas Morning News points out something I honestly can’t believe I missed:
Major League Baseball has split up crew chief Joe West and his over-zealous partner-in-crime Angel Hernandez to start the second half.
Hernandez has been moved on to Gerry Davis’ crew and West’s crew received Sam Holbrook in a trade as lopsided as Frank Robinson for Milt Pappas..
West’s crew had become notorious, to say the least, for hot-headedness this season. In the eight days leading up to the All-Star break alone, they had issued six ejections. Overall, they had ejected an incredible 17 players and managers despite already having a week-long break in June.
That’s fifty percent more ejections than any other crew has issued to date.
Not surprisingly both of these assclowns (along with CB Bucknor – who was named on 42 percent of the ballots) received a ton of votes for “worst umpire in the big leagues” in a recent anonymous player poll.
Bucknor’s total narrowly edged Joe West, who was named on 40 percent, and Angel Hernandez, who was named on 22 percent of the ballots.