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Thursday, April 04, 2019

Umpire Ron Kulpa threw a tantrum in the Astros-Rangers game

Home plate umpire Ron Kulpa didn’t take too kindly to complaining from the Astros’ dugout after missing a couple of calls early in Wednesday’s game between the Astros and Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington.

Kulpa first missed a very obvious strike from starter Gerrit Cole against Joey Gallo in the bottom of the first inning. The pitch, which would have been strike three for the final out of the inning, was so obviously a strike that Cole was already walking off the mound towards the dugout.

*Considers making obvious pun; decides it isn’t worth it*

QLE Posted: April 04, 2019 at 05:34 AM | 25 comment(s)
  Beats: bad calls, ron kulpa, tantrums, umpiring

Tuesday, December 04, 2018

Umpire Angel Hernandez seeks ‘sensitive’ documents in MLB discrimination suit

Relations between umpire Angel Hernandez and Major League Baseball won’t be warming up anytime soon. Hernandez is suing MLB for discrimination, alleging that he’s been passed over for numerous promotions to crew chief due to his Latino descent, and his lawyers have requested a number of “sensitive” MLB documents that could possibly help prove his case. And as you may have guessed, MLB isn’t on board.

According to the New York Daily News, Hernandez’s lawyers have requested “several categories of highly sensitive documents” from MLB, including evaluations and performance reviews of other umpires, confidential grievance proceedings, umpire training documents and instant replay protocol.

As a side note, should he succeed in getting this stuff admitted as evidence, it could be a rich documentary source for the scholars among us.

 

QLE Posted: December 04, 2018 at 07:48 AM | 25 comment(s)
  Beats: angel hernandez, evaluations, grievances, instant replay, the documentary trail, umpiring

 

 

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