Originally posted on The Last Angry Fan  |  Last updated 8/12/13
Atlanta Braves infielder Chris Johnson was unceremoniously tossed by home plate umpire Jim Joyce for arguing a called 3rd strike on a check swing in the first inning of Saturday’s game against the Marlins. Johnson lipped off to Joyce, then threw his bat and slammed down his helmet, which prompted the ump to toss the N.L.’s leading hitter. Atlanta would go on to lose to the Marlins 1-0, ending their 14 game winning streak. On Sunday Johnson was taking no chances of getting ejected again, as he walked out of the Braves dugout with a piece of tape firmly planted over his mouth. With the assistance of manager Fredi Gonzalez, Johnson showed off his new facial attire to Joyce before tipping his cap to the ump in a gesture of contriteness. It obviously worked, as Johnson managed to not get thrown out in the Braves 9-4 win over Miami. [MLB] The post Atlanta’s Chris Johnson literally taped mouth shut to avoid getting tossed appeared first on Last Angry Fan.
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