Major League Baseball has a lot of bad umpires working games this year and one of the worst has to be Phil Cuzzi.
Cuzzi has been making the wrong type of headlines a lot so far this season and that continued Monday night when he made a number of awful calls while working behind the plate in the Cubs-Padres game in San Diego.
Cuzzi had a very hard time being consistent with his strike zone, which led to Cubs manager David Ross being ejected in just the second inning after yelling at the umpire following some bad calls.
Take a look at some of these calls and you’ll see why the Cubs were so upset:
Here's a sequence of some of the strike calls/non-calls that David Ross argued with Phil Cuzzi about: pic.twitter.com/CKTp6B3NQC— Andy Martínez (@amartinez_11) June 6, 2023
Blake Snell's 5Ks thru 2.— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) June 6, 2023
[Technically, Phil Cuzzi has 3 of them.] pic.twitter.com/c1jkyPiNWV
Here's more proof that he was terrible:
If Phil Cuzzi is giving, Blake Snell is taking. pic.twitter.com/gNazdWNitn— Codify (@CodifyBaseball) June 6, 2023
"If it's eight inches off the outside corner, you better swing." Rick Sutcliffe says jokingly ... before Miguel Amaya "strikes out" looking on this crap: pic.twitter.com/WvTwIeBFSU— Michael Cerami (@Michael_Cerami) June 6, 2023
MLB fans have had enough of Cuzzi:
Phil Cuzzi is 67 years old.— Kurtis Arndt (@KurtisArndt) June 6, 2023
He’s been an MLB umpire since June 4, 1991.
It’s time to retire. https://t.co/jGa8Ei25zb
These umps are getting worse & worse by the day. https://t.co/aGyOlDvC1F— Rene Tarantino (@bigrendawg313) June 6, 2023
We need umpire accountability, bad. https://t.co/B8DPvtABSS— Dan (@DanWeiner_) June 6, 2023
Not saying they lost because of this, but man was Cuzzi not good. https://t.co/uycTzWPdek— Timohthy Jay (@TimothyJ44) June 6, 2023
Phil Cuzzi should be suspended https://t.co/aIxh0mkiBz— BGreen (@BGZ2013) June 6, 2023
This guy is either blind and is proving why we need “Robo Umps”, or there’s a hidden agenda going on tonight. Either way, @MLB needs to take responsibility for this joke of a performance https://t.co/4q5Nt65giN— Justin Hooper (@Hello_There1720) June 6, 2023
This is just straight up embarrassing by Phil Cuzzi. https://t.co/bvtYk3VwZv— John Bollman (@JohnBollman11) June 6, 2023