Home Plate Umpire Jerry Layne Has His Own Scouting Report


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.

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