MLB playoffs: CC Sabathia explodes against low level umpires

Although we have seen very good baseball in these playoffs of MLB, with games for history and huge performances, something that without a doubt everyone has been affected is by the low level that many umpires have shown until today, with episodes like the check swing that ended the NLDS between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Francisco Giants, or the bad marking of a strike to Jason Castro that gave rise to the Houston Astros rally in ALCS Game 4 against the Boston Red Sox, which ended up giving the visitors the advantage.

Someone who has seen enough and is fed up with bad marks from officials is the former New York Yankees, CC Sabathia, who on his R2C2 podcast mainly destroyed the home plate umpire in Game 4 of the ALCS, Laz Díaz, who missed 22 marks according to ESPN Stats.

These umpires are terrible. Laz Diaz behind the plate was a fucking disgrace. MLB has to do something. Pitchers are shooting harder than ever, with more movement, and umpires just aren’t doing this shit right. When you say something to them as a player, they get mad at you. They are the old playoffs, he scores well.

The reality is that the umpires have left much to be desired, and they are remaining to duty in the most important part of the baseball year, as are the playoffs and close to a World Series.

Gabriel Delgado

I started as a rookie on Al Bat in early 2018 and I am going into my third season covering Major League Baseball as a web reporter. I am a fan of the San Francisco Giants, a number one defender of Barry Bonds and a critic of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Fernando Tatis Jr., Juan Soto and Ronald Acuña are the future of baseball, Mike Trout is overrated, and the Astros deserved to be taken away from the World Series for cheating. Besides baseball, I also enjoy soccer, football, basketball, and just about any other game that includes a ball or a ball. I am also an amateur musician, penniless gamer and very nerdy. Graduated in journalism from the University of Guadalajara, I graduated in 2017. Born in the shrimp capital of the world, Escuinapa, Sinaloa. I lived in Australia for a while; i survived giant spiders, tasmanian devils and fought a kangaroo and didn’t die trying.

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