I won’t use his name because it isn’t just him and umpires don’t matter, but the home plate ump threw Matt Kemp out of a game in the second inning of Thursday’s game with the Pirates. Apparently he had been shouting about balls and strikes on the last pitch, before he was warned to say nothing more. He then began vocally cheering for teammate Andre Ethier, an offense which cost him the rest of the afternoon.
I am not gonna do the whole, yell and scream thing, and tell the ump to get off his knees because he’s blowing the game. But when umpires squawk at players, follow them around, peacock strike three calls, and throw Matt Kemp out of a game for something they think may be directed at them, that’s too much.
Umpires should never be a part of the game, an umpire is a pylon.