The moment occurred when Padres’ third baseman Brandon Drury hit a ground ball that looked like it would result in a double play.
However, the Padres challenged the call on the play on Drury beating the relay throw at first base. And first base umpire Adrian Johnson slipped up in a big way when revealing the decision on the challenge.
Johnson (seen above during an Aug. 2 game) didn’t realize that his mic was on when announcing the decision, accidentally swearing on camera for the world at home to see and hear.
“After review, ooh sh*t. After review, the call on the field is overturned, the runner is safe. San Diego retains their challenge.”
This umpire on a hot mic:
"After review… ooh, shit." pic.twitter.com/c1HzgiJ1q5
— Welcome to the Ump Show (@umpjob) August 31, 2022
This slip-up definitely did not go unnoticed, with many fans at home reacting to the blunder.
It was only a matter of time before an umpirr swore into a hot mic. The moment didn’t disappoint. pic.twitter.com/f5rnlZRCxZ
— Jared Carrabis (@Jared_Carrabis) August 31, 2022
It was just a matter of time! 🤣 pic.twitter.com/xQenV4IEWJ
— Dallas Braden (@DALLASBRADEN209) August 31, 2022
HOT MIC ALERT 😂pic.twitter.com/MYSIwKrj1T
— FanDuel Sportsbook (@FDSportsbook) August 31, 2022
Alright I don’t want robot umps anymore https://t.co/XYpLZAKLaO
— Angelina Martin (@angewrites) August 31, 2022
just incredible https://t.co/QG6zsMMsJj
— J. Kyle Mann (@jkylemann) August 31, 2022
This guy is my new favorite ump https://t.co/OpzfuPs8Po
— Aidan Joly (@ByAidanJoly) August 31, 2022
The funniest part of this whole moment is the moment where Johnson realized he accidentally swore, which created some hilarious memes from fans at home watching the blunder.
— Kevin Moore (@KMooreTV) August 31, 2022
When your mom ask if you did the dishes pic.twitter.com/HYfmh3fEF4
— Zack (@ladnerdude) August 31, 2022
It’s truly shocking that we don’t see this type of hot mic incident more often, considering umpires are relatively new to being mic’d up while doing their job.
Fans at home have been calling for “robot umpires” for quite some time now due to some extremely bad missed calls from umpires this season. But viral hilarious moments like this that everyone enjoys may just change a bit of that narrative for MLB moving forward.
[Welcome to the Ump Show; photo from Orlando Ramirez/USA Today Sports]