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.
Among 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.
Umpire Angel Hernandez gets hit with a line drive. Braves crowd cheers…
— Brannon Evans (@BrannonEvans) April 12, 2014
Angel Hernandez gets drilled with a liner and the Braves fans cheer. You kind of earn that (unfortunately) when you suck as an umpire.
— Brian (@sportsmatters) April 12, 2014
I've been wanting to see that happen to Angel Hernandez for a long time.
— David Ching (@ESPNChing) April 12, 2014
With Angel Hernandez getting drilled, this was a night that all baseball fans were winners.
— Cochese (@TheCochese) April 12, 2014
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.