MLB umpire Angel Hernandez is notorious to baseball fans for a reason...he's a huge jerk. Hernandez is a hot head who for years has antagonized players and managers and affected games with his quick-trigger ejections.
That's why today baseball fans are congratulating Mets infielder Asdrubal Cabrera for the way he reacted to Hernandez's latest outburst.
The shortstop was in the batter's box with the bases loaded when he asked for timeout. Hernandez denied the request and counted a strike against Cabrera as a pitch sailed over the plate.
After complaining for a moment, Cabrera then laced a line drive RBI single but got ejected when he turned to glare at Hernandez.
Cabrera and Mets Manager Terry Collins took turns screaming at the umpire before the shortstop took a long, slow walk to the club house.
You see, the club house at the Nationals' Spring Training complex is through the right field fence. Cabrera first walked back to the Mets' dugout (on the third base side) to grab his glove, then he took his time walking to the door in the outfield.
The silent protest took several minutes, as the teams could not resume play until Cabrera was out of the ball park.
Watch it below:
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