Has adding the designated hitter to the National League boosted offense in Major League Baseball? Well…
On WISE Sports Radio, we discuss fewer runs and less hitting in MLB, Madison Bumgarner’s confrontation with an umpire, teams dealing with COVID outbreaks again, and Robinson Cano being released by the New York Mets.
If you missed it, here’s the clip of umpire Dan Bellino checking Madison Bumgarner for a sticky substance.
To be fair, most MLB umpires do a fine job. We don’t know many of their names because they’re largely invisible while making calls during a game. So when one or two are singled out, it doesn’t mean all umpires have an attitude. Though they probably do feel attacked, especially when the strike zone graphic on TV shows how often a call is missed.