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Royals Announcers Had Priceless Reactions to Ump’s Terrible Call on First Pitch of Game

The start of the 2024 Major League Baseball season has been marred by a lot of bad calls by umpires, led by Angel Hernandez, who continues to be really bad at his job.

That trend continued Saturday night in Kansas City, where the Orioles-Royals game started with a brutal call by home plate umpire Ryan Blakney on the very first pitch of the contest.

Lefty starter Cole Ragans threw a 96-mph fastball to Baltimore's Gunnar Henderson that was right down the middle. Blakney, however, called it a ball, which led to some priceless reactions from the Royals' broadcast crew.

Check this out:

Fans were rightfully not impressed: