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Is Angel Hernandez the Worst Umpire Ever?

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  • Is Angel Hernandez the Worst Umpire Ever?

    In Game 3 of the ALDS, three of his calls at 1B were overturned by replay. Sabathia was b!tching about him last night. Pedro is no fan of him, either. Yet he has the cheek to complain that he doesn't get a WS assignment, to the point of suing MLB based on racial discrimination.

  • #2
    Either him or Joe West.
    My top 10 players:

    1. Babe Ruth
    2. Barry Bonds
    3. Ty Cobb
    4. Ted Williams
    5. Willie Mays
    6. Alex Rodriguez
    7. Hank Aaron
    8. Honus Wagner
    9. Lou Gehrig
    10. Mickey Mantle

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    • #3
      Angel certainly has his problems. To be fair to him the other night, several of those plays at first were extremely close, and could only be verified by slow motion replay. One was pretty obvious, but the others were really tough.

      Someone else who comes to mind is Eric Gregg, he of the trapezoidal strike zone. I'd put Eric in the running.

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      • #4
        Among current umps, Angel's got the worst combo of incompetence and lousy attitude. C. B. Bucknor is also terrible but he seems to be trying. Guys like Holbrook, Eddings and Culbreath all have crummy attitudes but look almost qualified next to Angel.
        "Every HoF vote for a PED user is a clear message from those voters to Fred McGriff: 'You should have taken steroids.' Brutal." C.J. Nitkowski

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        • #5
          He's the WOAT umpire because 2 HOF-caliber pitchers say so? C'mon, let's pump the brakes here, bros. Instant replay now means something like half of all challenged calls get overturned.
          No, you can't challenge balls and strikes, but you CAN adapt to an umpire's human (read: imperfect) ability to call a precisely 100% correct strike zone as outlined by the digital boxes we see on the TV, which makes everyone an expert when it comes to calling said balls and strikes. Safatthia is 38. He knows this. Nothing to see here, folks. Let's move the mics and cameras back to Fenway and Miller Park for the LCSs.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by GiambiJuice View Post
            Either him or Joe West.
            Joe West is awesome.
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            • #7
              But seriously, Bucknor's a real jerk.

              ...

              CB, that is, not Bill.

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              • #8
                The 2018 American and National League (AL/NL) League Championship Series (ALCS/NLCS) umpire roster is as follows, sorted by round and crew assignment.

                UEFL Replay Review Ranking (Review Affirmation Percentage [RAP]) is indicated by the number in parentheses.

                NLCS (Los Angeles Dodgers @ Milwaukee Brewers) Umpires
                HP: Scott Barry (38) '1st LCS' (Replay Games 3-7)
                1B: Alan Porter (65) '1st LCS' -wc
                2B: Gerry Davis* -cc (31) -wc
                3B: Hunter Wendelstedt (31)
                LF: Jim Wolf (6) ' -wc
                RF: Brian Gorman* (5)
                Replay Review: Greg Gibson (87) -wc (Replay Games 1-2; On field Games 3-7)

                ALCS (Houston Astros @ Boston Red Sox) Umpires
                HP: James Hoye (22) '1st LCS' -wc (Replay Games 3-7)
                1B: Vic Carapazza (20) '1st LCS'
                2B: Joe West* -cc (16)
                3B: Mark Carlson (54)
                LF: Chris Guccione (20) -wc
                RF: Mark Wegner* (84) -wc
                Replay Review: Bill Miller* (61) -wc (Replay Games 1-2; On field Games 3-7)

                Replay Assistant, American and National League Championship Series: Paul Nauert (43).

                -cc denotes Game/Series Crew Chief, * denotes regular season crew chief, ^1st^ denotes first postseason assignment, '1st LCS' denotes first League Championship Series assignment. -wc denotes an appearance during the 2018 Wild Card Game round.
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                1900s League Champion
                1910s League Champion

                1930s League Division Winner
                1950s League Champion
                1960 Strat-O-Matic League Regular Season Winner
                1960s League Division Winner
                1970s League Champion
                1971 Strat-O-Matic League Runner Up
                1980s League Champion
                All Time Greats League Champion

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                • #9
                  Ballad of Angel Hernandez - An Umpire's Controversy

                  https://www.closecallsports.com/2018...z-umpires.html
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                  1900s League Champion
                  1910s League Champion

                  1930s League Division Winner
                  1950s League Champion
                  1960 Strat-O-Matic League Regular Season Winner
                  1960s League Division Winner
                  1970s League Champion
                  1971 Strat-O-Matic League Runner Up
                  1980s League Champion
                  All Time Greats League Champion

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by SavoyBG View Post
                    The 2018 American and National League (AL/NL) League Championship Series (ALCS/NLCS) umpire roster is as follows, sorted by round and crew assignment.

                    UEFL Replay Review Ranking (Review Affirmation Percentage [RAP]) is indicated by the number in parentheses.

                    NLCS (Los Angeles Dodgers @ Milwaukee Brewers) Umpires
                    HP: Scott Barry (38) '1st LCS' (Replay Games 3-7)
                    1B: Alan Porter (65) '1st LCS' -wc
                    2B: Gerry Davis* -cc (31) -wc
                    3B: Hunter Wendelstedt (31)
                    LF: Jim Wolf (6) ' -wc
                    RF: Brian Gorman* (5)
                    Replay Review: Greg Gibson (87) -wc (Replay Games 1-2; On field Games 3-7)

                    ALCS (Houston Astros @ Boston Red Sox) Umpires
                    HP: James Hoye (22) '1st LCS' -wc (Replay Games 3-7)
                    1B: Vic Carapazza (20) '1st LCS'
                    2B: Joe West* -cc (16)
                    3B: Mark Carlson (54)
                    LF: Chris Guccione (20) -wc
                    RF: Mark Wegner* (84) -wc
                    Replay Review: Bill Miller* (61) -wc (Replay Games 1-2; On field Games 3-7)

                    Replay Assistant, American and National League Championship Series: Paul Nauert (43).

                    -cc denotes Game/Series Crew Chief, * denotes regular season crew chief, ^1st^ denotes first postseason assignment, '1st LCS' denotes first League Championship Series assignment. -wc denotes an appearance during the 2018 Wild Card Game round.
                    It's outrageous that West, Hernandez, Guccione, Bucknor et al. are EVER assigned to the postseason. Those clowns should have been terminated years ago! I'm unfamiliar with Wolf and Gorman, but they have worst percentages than West! Crazy!

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by 3rdGenCub View Post

                      It's outrageous that West, Hernandez, Guccione, Bucknor et al. are EVER assigned to the postseason. Those clowns should have been terminated years ago! I'm unfamiliar with Wolf and Gorman, but they have worst percentages than West! Crazy!
                      West is awesome.
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                      1900s League Champion
                      1910s League Champion

                      1930s League Division Winner
                      1950s League Champion
                      1960 Strat-O-Matic League Regular Season Winner
                      1960s League Division Winner
                      1970s League Champion
                      1971 Strat-O-Matic League Runner Up
                      1980s League Champion
                      All Time Greats League Champion

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by 3rdGenCub View Post

                        I'm unfamiliar with Wolf and Gorman, but they have worst percentages than West! Crazy!
                        the lower the number the better. West is the 16th best of all umpires at not having his calls overturned. Wolf and Gorman were both better than West in that category.
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                        19th Century League Champion
                        1900s League Champion
                        1910s League Champion

                        1930s League Division Winner
                        1950s League Champion
                        1960 Strat-O-Matic League Regular Season Winner
                        1960s League Division Winner
                        1970s League Champion
                        1971 Strat-O-Matic League Runner Up
                        1980s League Champion
                        All Time Greats League Champion

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                        • #13
                          Angel Hernandez? I think this video speaks volumes.

                          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_uVM6CoYPqA

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                          • #14
                            Joe West is the worst umpire ever. Besides the 19th c. guys who were drunk and taking bribes and stuff, of course.

                            Originally posted by Stolensingle View Post
                            In Game 3 of the ALDS, three of his calls at 1B were overturned by replay. Sabathia was b!tching about him last night. Pedro is no fan of him, either. Yet he has the cheek to complain that he doesn't get a WS assignment, to the point of suing MLB based on racial discrimination.
                            Ahhh, the classic I have a Spanish name and speak Spanish and am of Spanish heritage so I'm not white even though I'm white argument.
                            Last edited by bluesky5; 10-13-2018, 09:30 AM.
                            "No matter how great you were once upon a time — the years go by, and men forget,” - W. A. Phelon in Baseball Magazine in 1915. “Ross Barnes, forty years ago, was as great as Cobb or Wagner ever dared to be. Had scores been kept then as now, he would have seemed incomparably marvelous.”

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by bluesky5 View Post
                              Ahhh, the classic I have a Spanish name and speak Spanish and am of Spanish heritage so I'm not white even though I'm white argument.
                              And somehow Aaron Judge gets to identify as "black". smdh...

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