Criticizing MLB umpires is as American as apple pie, but unfortunately, sometimes that evaluation is warranted.
Players and managers may run the risk of being booted from the game, but fans can be as critical as they like of the officiating crew in a game—and sometimes, it is good to know ahead of time what you'll be dealt.
With the best umps, you never know they are there. Unfortunately, some make their presence know loud and clear.
Whether it is a major blown call or an oscillating strike zone, it is never a good thing to be known as “that” umpire.
Here are the worst umps in Major League Baseball.