Pedro Martinez clearly knows a few things when it comes to pitching.
The hall of famer is not a fan of today’s umpires as the former Red Sox ace thinks they “don’t know s–t about what they’re doing.” His comments are just fine, but he just happened to do them during Tuesday’s “MLB Tonight” broadcast.
A panel that featured Martinez was discussing Arizona Diamondback starting pitcher Luke Weaver, who has never been called for a balk throughout his MLB career. Harold Reynolds wondered why Weaver wasn’t called for a balk after he didn’t pause while moving into a set position on the mound.
“Well, the umpires don’t know s— about what they’re doing,” Martinez said, to the amusement of his coworkers. “… I’m sorry, I apologize about that. What can I say?”
Weaver would go on to walk in a run before getting out of the jam.
Martinez explained “the umpire does not understand the kind of movement he’s (Weaver) making.”