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A scout for the Los Angeles Angels who was watching San Francisco take infield practice Wednesday morning was ejected from Scottsdale Stadium at the request of Giants manager Bruce Bochy.
Media reports said Angels scout Jeff Schugel was taking notes during the Giants' routine drills when he was told to leave the ballpark.
''It was 10 a.m. and I was just doing my job, watching infield practice and grading arms,'' Schugel said, according to CSNBayArea.com.
''The next thing you know, an usher told me I couldn't be there. I thought he was joking,'' he said.
Schugel didn't immediately leave. He walked down the first base line and sat in the stands before being escorted from the park.
''In 25 years, I've never had that happen to me,'' Schugel said.
Once he returned to the stadium for the Rockies-Giants exhibition game, he laughed about the episode while eating lunch.
Earlier this spring, Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson had scouts removed while they were watching drills at Arizona's camp.
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"I got there early, and I was just doing my job, watching infield practice and grading arms," Schugel said. "The next thing you know, an usher told me I couldn't be there. I thought he...
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Table of Contents
Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of Daily Notes.
1. Select Televised Games
2. Video: Garrett Richards Throwing Hard
3. Crowdsourcing Broadcasters: Toronto Radio
Select Televised Games
Chicago AL at Los Angeles AL | 15:05 ET
Right-hander Garrett Richards makes the start for the Angels in this game. He was featured in a post here from February...
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Good day for the G-Men Tuesday. Riding strong offensive performances from Melky Cabrera and Brett Pill, the Giants beat the Dodgers 8-4.