Major League Baseball continues to have way too many umps struggling to do their jobs correctly, and that trend continued in New York on Wednesday night when Lance Barrett had a dreadful night calling balls and strikes in the Blue Jays-Yankees game.
Barrett started the game off by throwing out a foul-mouthed Aaron Boone in the second inning after he chirped the ump about some calls. And then Barrett proceeded to frustrate both teams with a strike zone that made absolutely no sense.
Blue Jays announcer Dan Shulman had a perfect reaction to one called strike by Barrett that was just laughably bad.
Check this out:
This call was an affront to the sport. https://t.co/HlygD4gPdo— Brad on Bluesky (@Theonlystowie) September 21, 2023
That wasn’t even close to being a strike, via @umpscorecards:
MLB fans crushed him:
Jesus Christ that’s terrible https://t.co/iWnL5W83SH— BronyFAL! (@BaltoRacing) September 21, 2023
Get robo umps yesterday https://t.co/VnrVBFOq6b— Joseph Whalen (@JoeWhalen19) September 21, 2023