Mar 27, 2014; Port St. Lucie, FL, USA; New York Mets third baseman David Wright (5) throws out Washington Nationals first baseman Adam LaRoche (not pictured) in spring training action at Tradition Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports

David Wright yells at umpire after ejection "You're the worst I've ever seen."


 

Things got testy Sunday afternoon between some Mets players and home plate umpire Toby Basner.

The crux of the issue seems to have been Basner’s strike zone, which certain Mets thought was a little too generous throughout the day.

Both David Wright and Daniel Murphy got a little carried away in expressing their displeasure with Basner’s strike zone and found themselves being ejected.

Wright for his part did not go quietly. Cameras caught the Mets star yelling at Basner from the dugout after his ejection.

In GIF form:

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You don’t need Jerry’s deaf US Open ball girl girlfriend to lip read what Wright is saying there.

“You’re the worst I’ve ever seen!” Wright yells at the rookie ump.

Not a particularly great weekend for umpires working games for the New York teams, what with this whole dust up with the Mets, and the previous mess in the Yankees-Red Sox game that saw a clear replay call at second base being blown.

It might be time to consider robot umpires, I think.

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  • LucasCorso

    MLB umpires, as a whole, are awful. There are some good ones. But on balance they suck. A lot. It would be nice if umpires got major league gigs based on merit and if they were subjected to real scrutiny. But that ain’t gonna happen. The MLB umpire union is too powerful. So we’ll keep getting this crap. I just hope the media does a better job of exposing it moving forward.

  • xnyer

    The Umps are still making bad calls even with instant replay, even after instant replay they still get it wrong. Ex Yankees games Saturday, the Yankees clearly had his foot off the base and the Ump called safe and on the replay his foot was off the base and Umps still called him safe after looking at the replay

  • tedsfrozenhead

    i would like to see more former players as umpires