Umpire Angel Hernandez to Undergo Psych Evaluation as Part of Suit Against MLB

BALTIMORE, MD - AUGUST 02: Third base umpire Angel Hernandez #55 looks on in the first inning of the Baltimore Orioles and Kansas City Royals game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on August 2, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Kansas City Royals v Baltimore Orioles | Rob Carr/Getty Images

There will be plenty of jokes flying around the internet after this revelation.

MLB umpire Angel Hernandez will have to go through an eight-hour psychiatric evaluation and an additional four hours of questioning as part of his racial discrimination lawsuit against the league.

The 58-year-old filed the suit in 2017, claiming that he and other minority umpires were being overlooked for promotions and playoff games despite performance that would ordinarily lead to said opportunities.

MLB fans have vehemently disagreed with Hernandez's claim that he's worthy of a promotion or playoff game by making and sharing memes that poke fun at the umpire's shortcomings on Twitter.


Being an umpire or referee is one of the hardest and most-criticized jobs in sports, though Hernandez's track record of questionable calls doesn't exactly line up with the idea of a promotion.

This setback in the case is Hernandez's second, the first being his inability to sue for discrimination in both New York and Ohio, which resulted in the Ohio claim being thrown away.

Needless to say, this probably isn't the outcome that Hernandez had in mind.