This was a laughably bad call.
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St. Louis Cardinals
Toronto Blue Jays
Major League Baseball is back and the new rules have games moving along at rapid rates, which is great for fans.
You know what isn’t great for fans? Bad umpires. And those are still very much around.
MLB has had issues with bad umps since basically the beginning of time. But it feels like they’ve only gotten worse in recent years (I’m looking at you, Ángel Hernández).
The umps in Thursday’s Mets-Marlins game made a very questionable pitch clock violation call, which had MLB fans rightfully irate.
Then there was this called strike in the Blue Jays-Cardinals game that had everyone wondering how in the world Dan Iassogna could think this was inside the zone:
That's more than a half a foot outside!
MLB fans were not happy: