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Sports Illustrated
Sports Illustrated
Andy Nesbitt

Pirates Hitter Makes Simple Plea to MLB After Ump’s Horrible Call

We’ve seen a ton of bad calls made by Major League Baseball umpires this season, and that continued in Sunday’s Pirates-Braves game when home plate umpire Bill Miller called an obvious ball a strike, which led to Ke'Bryan Hayes striking out one pitch later. 

Hayes was rightfully not happy with Miller and tried to talk to him about it after the game. Their brief conversation was just an awful look for baseball and all of the umpires who are working games.

Hayes later wrote on social media that Miller didn’t take any accountability for what happened. He also politely asked MLB to bring on robot umpires as soon as they can.

Here's the pitch: 

Something needs to be done about these bad umps, because this is getting ridiculous. 

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