The Ultimate Ump Show: Umpires Association Releases Absurd Statement, MLB Responds

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The Ultimate Ump Show: Umpires Association Releases Absurd Statement, MLB Responds

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There aren’t too many things that can get the players and the league on the same page these days, but when the umpires association puts out one of the more embarrassing tweets you’ll ever see, they are ready.

First, from the umpires, who were upset that Manny Machado was not more harshly dealt with for this:

Here’s the #response #from #the #umpires #lol #baseball:

When you definitely know what hashtags are.

The umpires got into more detail in their Facebook post:

It is a bizarre reaction, to say the least, and almost certainly informed largely by the fact that it was Machado involved, rather than almost any other player. I still haven’t really seen the physical contact referenced, and the bat chuck was nowhere close to anyone.

The players, and the league, were not pleased:

https://twitter.com/MLByahoosports/status/1141102158680477696

Never forget that this is the same self-important group of umpires who did this a couple years ago:



Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.