Rangers Dugout's NSFW Exchange With Ump Caught on Hot Mic

Devon Platana
The Texas Rangers dugout's NSFW exchange with an ump on Sunday was caught on a hot mic.
The Texas Rangers dugout's NSFW exchange with an ump on Sunday was caught on a hot mic. / Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports
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The Texas Rangers fell victim to the Oakland Athletics, 6-5, on Sunday, but the game wasn't without a controversial moment. Rangers infielder Andy Ibáñez was called out sliding into home plate at the top of the seventh inning, resulting in his team challenging to see if his path was blocked.

Umpire Tom Hallion soon announced that the MLB had upheld the call, which, understandably, upset Rangers manager Chris Woodward. This resulted in him having a funny NFSW exchange with Hallion that was picked up by a hot mic.

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Hallion told Woodward that "Once I send it to New York, it's their f—king call."

This is the perfect response to the angry manager. Woodward can yell at the on-field umps all he wants, but that's a case of shooting the messenger because they're not the ones who make the final decision on the challenged video replays.

It also wasn't the first time that Hallion has been caught in an entertaining hot mic moment and it might not be the last.

Six years ago, Hallion ejected former New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard after the righty threw a fastball behind former Philadelphia Phillies star Chase Utley. When the Mets argued the decision, Hallion was infamously caught on a hot mic saying "[it's] our asses to the jackpot if we don't do something here."

In a world where technology is beginning to replace umpires' duties, it's nice to see officials like Hallion displaying some personality. It certainly isn't for everyone, but he does make the game more entertaining whenever these moments occur.

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