Fake umpires attend Mets game to raise money for charity
Earlier this season, a pair of MLB fans grabbed some prime seats behind the catcher at a Giants game and dressed as umpires, mimicking the officials umpire with balls and strikes call.
While the charade was intended as some harmless fun, two men who first began attending games in ump costumes in 2008 felt like their idea had been infringed upon, so they decided to dust off their blues and bring the original faux umpire show back, while also raising money for charity.
“The Real ‘Fake’ Umpires” set out to raise $5,000 for Umps Care, the official charity of MLB umpires, in conjunction with their appearance at Sunday night’s Nationals-Mets game.
The pair surpassed their goal and put on quite a show with their choreographed punch outs.