July 25, 2021

Josh Donaldson rips MLB umpires after ejection: ‘They don’t care’ (New York Post)

Minnesota Twins third basemen Josh Donaldson is still furious with Major League Baseball’s umpires.

Just two days after his ejection at home plate right after hitting a home run, Donaldson doubled down and ripped into the league’s umpires, going as far to say there’s “no accountability” with the group and that they “don’t care.”

“[If] the umpire consistently isn’t doing [his] job correctly, that’s affecting our careers, that’s affecting our success,” Donaldson told reporters on Saturday in a video call, per the Star Tribune. “At the end of the day, there’s no reprimand, no accountability for the guys that are making the decision. As a matter of fact, they don’t care. They don’t care at all, most of them.

“They just want to get the game over with, for the most part, and it’s pretty sad because guys are making six figures a year and there’s no accountability.”

With Minnesota trailing the Chicago White Sox 3-2 Thursday before the eventual 4-3 loss, plate umpire Dan Bellino called a strike when Donaldson checked his swing on a 2-1 pitch from Reynaldo Lopez. Twins manager Rocco Baldelli had to come out and diffuse the tension between…

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