You’d assume the MLB would assign only the best umpires they have for Opening Day — god forbid we endure an umpshow on the first day of a six month journey — but nope, we have Jerry Layne out there calling balls and strikes for this Yankees-Rays game. He’s so special behind the dish that he has his very own scouting report:
“Rarely gives inside corner.” Brilliant.
How about you just call a strike a strike and a ball a ball, Jerr? You know, instead of staying true to your own ridiculous tendencies and ringing guys up on pitches located in the opposite batter’s box:
Great strikeout call, though. Very theatrical.