VIDEO: Angel Hernandez Tried to Screw the Pirates with Worst Call of the Year

MLB umpire Angel Hernandez tried to screw the Pittsburgh Pirates with the worst officiating call of the year.
MLB umpire Angel Hernandez tried to screw the Pittsburgh Pirates with the worst officiating call of the year. / Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

It's been a rough stretch for MLB umpires, who've been in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons this week. Now, the infamous Angel Hernandez couldn't help but get in on the negative press, submitting his entry for worst call of the year during the Saturday's Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Tampa Bay Rays matchup.

During the bottom of the second inning, Rays outfielder Brett Phillips was ruled safe at first by Hernandez despite the throw clearly beating him to the bag. The Pirates challenged the decision, resulting in the umpire's call getting reversed almost immediately.

Fortunately, we live in a day and age where you can rewatch Hernandez's mind-blowing bad call over and over again with the video below.

Entering Saturday's Pirates-Rays game, the 60-year-old ump was averaging 10.5 wrong calls per game during the 2022 MLB season, according to Ump Scorecards.

All you need to do is Google "Angel Hernandez bad call" and the results will be endless. Saturday's gaffe is just the latest of many he's had throughout his career, including when called the Philadelphia Phillies' Kyle Schwarber out on strikes despite the pitching missing the zone by over half a foot.

There's a reason why Hernandez hasn't officiated a World Series game since 2005 and it doesn't look like he's done himself any favors to get back to that stage. One has to wonder just how many bad calls he has to make before the MLB says enough is enough.

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