There was a super ump show in Chicago yesterday


Jon Lester was struggling yesterday afternoon, and after issuing a walk he jawed about the strike zone a little. You see that from frustrated pitchers pretty often.

What you don’t see pretty often is the home plate umpire taking offense at that and marching out to the mound to confront the pitcher, to the point where he literally has to be held back by the catcher. Watch home plate ump Andy Fletcher lose his cool:

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On what planet is this acceptable behavior from an umpire? I would hope MLB does something about that. And, for once, does so publicly, the way it disciplines players publicly for their loss of composure.