Umpire Angel Hernandez smoked by line drive, fans cheer his despair
Summary of 2 articles · Updated Apr 13, 2014
Unfortunately for veteran Angel Hernandez that moment came during Friday night's game between the Washington Nationals and Atlanta Braves at Turner Field. As the second base umpire, Hernandez was positioned on the infield grass to the first base side of the bag in case of a stolen base attempt. It's entirely possible, because it was just last season that retired Braves legend Chipper Jones encouraged fans to boycott games umpired by Hernandez based on his track record. It didn't, and since the umpires are considered in play the play continued unimpeded, meaning he was stuck at second base.