Oh and then there's Tim Head Injury Timmons, he's awesome. And let us not forget Balking Bob Davidson - seriously, he calls balks so often they gave him a frickin nickname - what is that? WHAT IS THAT?
THEY ALL SUCK
ONE BIG ASSLOAD OF UMPIRE SUCK -
Actually, I was thinking at the game Saturday night... Umpires don't call balks often enough, and if they were following the rules would do so far more often. But they became reluctant to do so given their significant impact on a game, even gifting a run with a runner on third. Then pitchers got away with more and more egregious violations, and now balks are almost never called when they often should be. That said, an ump with a nickname for balks is problematic. Whether it's because he calls them too often or is the only one actually following the Rulebook, its indicative of a problem.
And I heard Angels name tonight and like someone with PTSD went into convulsions for fear of Cowboy freaktard Joe West. They split the crews up this season? Are the crews still permanent for the season, or every series are they rotating the crews? Also, I haven't been paying attention... Anyone recall if, and how many times, we've been blessed with Cowboy freaktard? Jesus that guy needs to get crapcanned. Although if memory serves, the Nats have actually had more direct confrontation, blown calls and bullcrap with Demon Hernandez than Cowboy freaktard over the years.