In the MLB, the shift has become a huge part of the game. Fielders perform the strategic play on a consistent basis, and sometimes politely ask the umpire to move out of their field of vision. No big deal.
Yet when Daniel Murphy asked this particular ump to move, it wasn’t the outcome he was looking for.
— Steve Weddle (@steveweddle) June 13, 2017
Apparently the two had been jawing back forth throughout the entire game, and the shift request was the final straw.
Nats beat the Braves 10-5. Fuck you ump!