Angel Hernandez got booed even overseas
The infamy of umpire Angel Hernandez apparently transcends borders.
Hernandez was overseas in England to work the MLB London Series between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox this weekend. When his name was announced prior to Saturday’s game, Hernandez heard boos just like he would in America, per Joel Sherman of the New York Post.
The umpires are announced. The name Angel Hernandez is said and even a continent away — boos. #WhyBringHim
— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) June 29, 2019
The veteran Hernandez, who has a lengthy resume of awful calls, questionable ejections, and general incompetence, is easily baseball’s most notorious ump. Not only does he remain in a job though, but he seems to be a preferred pick for the league if he is being brought over for large-scale events like this.
Hernandez was recently in the news again for beefing with another manager, and word has obviously spread far and wide about his notoriety.