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Umpire Angel Hernandez Retiring

by Mick Lite
MLB umpire Angel Hernández is retiring effective immediately after 33 years and a crap-ton of missed and bad calls.
The MLB and Angel Hernández have spent the past two weeks negotiating a financial settlement before reaching a resolution over the weekend, he will officially retire tomorrow (May 28th).
Hernández worked his last game May 9 as the home-plate umpire in the Chicago White Sox’s 3-2 victory over the Cleveland Guardians at Guaranteed Rate Field.
He worked only 10 games last season because of a back injury, but he missed 161 calls, according to Umpire Auditor.
“Starting with my first Major League game in 1991, I have had the very good experience of living out my childhood dream of umpiring in the major leagues.  There is nothing better than working at a profession that you enjoy. I treasured the camaraderie of my colleagues and the friendships I have made along the way, including our locker room attendants in all the various cities. I have decided that I want to spend more time with my family. Needless to say, there have been many positive changes in the game of baseball since I first entered the profession. This includes the expansion and promotion of minorities. I am proud that I was able to be an active participant in that goal while being a Major League umpire.” – Angel Hernández
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