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Major League Baseball and their umpires are being skewered this season for a bunch of botched calls and last night they actually got the call right, after home plate umpire Angel Hernandez initially made the incorrect call. But that didn’t sit well with Baltimore Orioles’ Buck Showalter who ended up being tossed for arguing. As you will see in the video from MLB.com, Buck begins rather calmly with Hernandez after the call is changed, and gradually gets fired up, leading to himself being tossed from the game. Once that happens, Showalter then attempts to eject the entire umpiring crew. For starters, let’s look at what led to Buck’s theatrics and see if he has somewhat of a point about what took place. The original call was incorrect. On replay, there is no question that Chris Davis’ bat clearly missed the knuckleball thrown by R.A. Dickey. That being said, in real-time, it was impossible to say that he missed it. The pitch did die in on him, but the with the swing, and it hitting the dirt/mitt/Hernadez’ leg, it was believable that it was foul. So, we somewhat agree with Showalter that there is absolutely no way the field umpires could [...]
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MLB umpires haven’t had the greatest of seasons this year. On Friday night, Orioles manager Buck Showalter appeared to be so fed up with them that he tried to eject an entire crew from a game.
During the second inning of Baltimore’s matchup with the Blue Jays, Orioles first baseman Chris Davis swung and missed at what should have been strike three. Home plate umpire Angel Hernandez...
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Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter has been ejected for arguing with plate umpire Angel Hernandez during a game against the Toronto Blue Jays.
Baltimore slugger Chris Davis struck out swinging to begin the second inning Friday night, but the pitch got away from catcher Josh Thole and Hernandez originally ruled it a foul ball as Thole threw to first base.
Blue Jays manager...
Orioles manager Buck Showalter was upset about a call in Friday nights game against the Toronto Blue Jays. Rather then sit idle in the dugout Showalter hit the field and argued with umpires.
Showalter then figured it was time to tell the umpires to hit the showers and proceeded to toss them out of the game. In the end it was Showalter who was toss from the game. The Orioles went...
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