C.B. Bucknor’s amateurish grandstanding is but another sorry legacy of the Used Car Salesman‘s stewardship. There is still zero accountability for umpires, whose performance has gone appreciably worse over the last 20 years.
Then there’s the money grubbing. Bud prevented the Nats from wearing Navy caps to honor the victims of the shootings at the neighboring yards, just as he did when the Mets wanted to wear caps commemorating the 10th anniversary of 9/11.