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#pounditSaturday, September 23, 2023

Angel Hernandez was hit by a line drive and fans cheered (Video)

During Friday’s game between the Washington Nationals and Atlanta Braves, Nate McLouth hit a ball that was probably going to be a base hit and advance Bryce Harper to third base. But, the ball found second base umpire Angel Hernandez instead of the outfield grass.

angel-hernandez-line-driveAmong Major League Baseball’s umpires, Hernandez isn’t the most popular with fans. And that would probably be an understatement.

Future Hall of Famer Chipper Jones has expressed dislike for him. White Sox broadcaster Hawk Harrelson hilariously flipped out on air after Hernandez blew a call.

Given the sentiment towards Angel Hernandez, the reactions that followed him being hit can’t be seen as completely surprising.

Of all the umpires to get hit, it had to be Angel Hernandez. Judging from the responses, some wouldn’t have had it any other way.


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