Sabathia tells umpire Hernandez to 'call f---ing strikes' in heated exchange
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New York Yankees left-hander CC Sabathia snapped at Angel Hernandez on Sunday, taking umbrage with the veteran umpire's strike zone during his club's eventual 2-1 win over the Los Angeles Angels.

As Sabathia made his way to the dugout after the bottom of the third inning, Hernandez wanted to have a word with the six-time All-Star - visibly irked by a non-strike call on his 1-2 fastball to Justin Upton moments earlier - but Sabathia had no interested in chatting.

"Don't talk to me," Sabathia appeared to bark at Hernandez. "Call fucking strikes."

With tensions escalating, Yankees manager Aaron Boone burst out of the dugout to get between Hernandez and Sabathia, who got Upton to ground out to end the inning one pitch after the disputed call. Order was quickly restored, and Sabathia wasn't ejected for his outburst. (According to Baseball Savant, Sabathia's fastball may have just clipped the inside edge of the plate.)

Sabathia, who ended up allowing just one run over seven solid innings, isn't the first player to be unimpressed with Hernandez's job performance. In 2013, Chipper Jones - elected into the Hall of Fame earlier this year - slammed Hernandez on Twitter, while four-time All-Star Ian Kinsler said last year that Hernandez "needs to reevaluate his career choice."

"(Hernandez) is changing the game," Kinsler said. "He needs to find another job. He really does."

Sabathia tells umpire Hernandez to 'call f---ing strikes' in heated exchange
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