Major League Baseball just released the umpire assignments for the Wild Card Games and the Division Series. As always, the basis for these assignments is a proprietary, scientific calculation undertaken by Major League Baseball, mixing in (a) skill; (b) seniority; and (c) trolling of baseball fans who only know the names of umpires they dislike.
Which is to say that, while we have no Joe West in the early playoff rounds this year — too obvious, perhaps? — we do get an Angel Hernandez. He’ll be working the Red Sox-Wild Card Division Series. Y’all have fun with that.
Here are the assignments. Print this out and keep it near your television so you know who to yell about before the broadcasters tell you who to yell at: