MLB umpires have been all over the place in the 2022 season.
We all saw Angel Hernandez‘s show last Sunday in the game between the Milwaukee Brewers and the Philadelphia Phillies, one that featured more than a dozen missed calls.
Now, on Thursday, we saw another incredible blunder in the Brewers’ game against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
The Brewers’ outfielder started his swing and stopped it, but well after the point it was just a “check swing”: it became clear that he swung the bat, which would have been strike three.
But the umpires had other plans.
The home plate umpire consulted with the one at first base, a common occurrence in these type of plays.
An Incredible Mistake At The Highest Level
The one at first base said that Taylor did not swing, amazingly.
“Tyrone Taylor struck out so clearly on a checked swing that he started walking toward his dugout, until the umpire had different plans,” a Twitter account named “Welcome To The Ump Show” posted.
Tyrone Taylor struck out so clearly on a checked swing that he started walking toward his dugout, until the umpire had different plans pic.twitter.com/y4h3R9AOm1
— Welcome to the Ump Show (@umpjob) April 28, 2022
By its name, you can guess the type of content the account usually uploads, so when you feel yourself doubting about having technology helping or replacing umpires in MLB, just go take a look at that account.
Even Taylor thought he had struck out!
This can’t go on in MLB, not if the league wants to have fair at-bats in which balls are called as balls, and strikes are called as such.
Hitters and pitchers deserve it: they work too hard to have glaring mistakes ruin their job.