Last year, Chipper Jones took to Twitter to talk all about his displeasure with Major League umpire Angel Hernandez. Hernandez has a past of drawing a bad reaction out of people and Chipper is just one of these.
It seems those of us looking on our television screens aren’t the only ones tired of umpire Hernandez’s antics. Chipper shared the field with this veteran umpire on numerous occasions throughout his 19-year career and shared his true opinion of him last year during a Philadelphia Phillies game last year.
I will not watch a game, any game, officiated by Angel Hernandez! His incompetence amazes me and I’m tired of MLB doing squat about it! Nite
— Chipper Jones (@RealCJ10) July 5, 2013
Our only recourse, as fans, is to turn the station whenever he, or his crew, are on the field. When viewer numbers go down, MLB will notice.
— Chipper Jones (@RealCJ10) July 6, 2013
Well it seems as though Chipper is staying true to his words.
The Atlanta Braves are hosting the Washington Nationals this weekend at Turner Field and guess who is on the umpire crew?
You guessed it…Angel Hernandez
The Braves have taken the first two games of a three game series and are going for the sweep today but Chip hasn’t watched a pitch…
Good wins by the Bravos the last 2 nites. Had to catch the hi-lites. Can’t watch bcuz the worst umpire on the planet is in this crew.
— Chipper Jones (@RealCJ10) April 13, 2014
And guess what…some calls have been questioned the past two games.
I’ll be watching today’s game at 1:35pm to see if anything happens today….hopefully we make some more highlights for Chipper so he can stay in touch with how the Braves do.