You've got to be kidding me.
Earlier this week, Ian Kinsler was ejected after arguing with umpire Angel Hernandez. Kinsler went on to rip Hernandez, saying he needed to find a new job.
Before Saturday's game between the Tigers and Dodgers, umps were seen sporting white wristbands. Why? To to protest the recent verbal attacks against umps.
Umpire Joe West before taking the field today wearing white wrist band to protest escalating verbal attacks on MLB umpires! pic.twitter.com/a8TkW2JCip— MLB World Umpires (@MLBaseballUmps) August 19, 2017
To no surprise, Tigers manager Brad Ausmus was not a fan whatsoever by this decision.
“To single out one player is completely wrong and goes against what the sport is," Ausmus said after the game. "It's a team sport. There [are] often arguments between players and umpires, managers and umpires, coaches and umpires, and it's part of the game. To single out one player as a union is completely uncalled for.
“I've been a part of many arguments, and there are many things said both ways, player to umpire and umpire to player. To act like anyone's innocent in a particular argument is not only unfounded, it's a lie."
Clearly he's not happy. Can you blame him?
"This seems petty to me," Ausmus added.