Umpire Angel Hernandez’s discrimination lawsuit against MLB dismissed for second time

Jan 20, 2022

Per Daniel Kaplan: A federal court again turned away MLB umpire Angel Hernandez’s discrimination lawsuit against the league for failing to promote him to crew chief. The judge last March granted MLB’s pitch to toss the four-year-old case, but the umpire in April filed an objection arguing the jurist had misapplied the law.

Judge J. Paul Oetken ruled that the pool of umpires is so small that it is not possible to statistically infer discrimination. Hernandez later countered that was a license to discriminate and asked Oetken to reconsider.

Source: The Athletic