If I had to come up with a list of top three worst things in the world, all three might be umpires. It’s nothing against them as people. I’m sure Joe West is a hoot at his local watering hole. But once they put on that umpire uniform they become my mortal enemy.
However, if there is a road to redemption Laz Diaz has begun his path down that road. Whenever you show me a video of a kid being pranked you have my full attention. Diaz kept a straight face until giving the ball back to the kid who for a split second had his dreams crushed into oblivion. Diaz showed some personality, and I love it. This is a good step forward for the good guys in the War Against Fun in Baseball.