“One of the Worst..” – Fans Take Aim as Controversial Umpiring Call Dampens Record MLB Season Amidst Egregious Return

Published 08/17/2023, 10:39 AM EDT

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Many things have improved for the league this season. But there has been no change in umpiring. It has remained in the same concerning state as it was at the start of the season. As umpires are important for the proper running of competitive sports like baseball, any error in their judgment hampers the game. The league has been witnessing blunders and inconsistencies bringing out worse in the record-breaking 2023 season. And the story has continued with another controversial decision during the Boston Red Sox vs. Washington Nationals game.

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Given that the MLB season is inching towards a playoff battle, every game from now impacts the final standings. Therefore, everyone, including baseball fans, wants umpiring to be at its best. When they saw the very opposite at a recent game, fans were unhappy. They showed their frustration with the umpire, who was involved in a controversial decision.

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There is no doubt that umpiring is a tough job. And because of human nature, there is always a chance for error. But there is no scope for continuous mistakes that have no justification. Umpires have come under everyone’s scrutiny because of this. The same was the case when an umpire gave a decision that left the Red Sox dugout wondering, the tv announcers laughing, and Justin Turner with his hands on his head. Jomboy Media shared a video on Twitter. It read, “This is getting out of control,”

The incident happened during the fourth inning. Turner of the Red Sox was at the plate and was called out after the third strike. But given that the ball was out of his strike zone, the decision of the umpire Bruce Dreckman was not satisfactory. It made everyone look for unavailable answers.

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Though it was not the first case of a blunder mistake. The same story has been there since umpire Angel Hernandez returned to umpiring. He gave many wrong decisions, leaving everyone frustrated, including Carlos Rodon’s wife. And after Dreckman followed his path, fans were not in the mood for forgiveness. Moreover, their frustration has increased because of the league’s success, with millions coming to the stadiums. But even after it, the MLB has failed to address the umpiring problems.

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Fans are furious as poor umpiring continues

It was a poor decision, and fans were not happy. They could not overcome the poor decision of the past, and the latest incident added more pain to their wounds. Reacting to the case, fans called it the worst call. Others added that it has gone beyond the correction. Here are a few tweets depicting the thoughts of fans.

More fans find it surprising and register their frustration.

 

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One fan asked the umpire to get his eyes checked.

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Yet another umpiring decision has brought pain to baseball fans, who want the league to find a solution for this. What do you think about continuous mistakes from umpires? Share your answers in the comments.

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Written by:

Saurabh Saini

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Even after having an engineering background, nothing stopped Saurabh Saini from following his passion and writing about sports. With a sound knowledge of American sports, Saurabh specializes in baseball. Before joining EssentiallySports, Saurabh has written around 800 articles spanning MLB, NFL, and NHL.
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