Originally posted on The Majors Detroit  |  Last updated 7/29/13
Aside from the Tigers decimating the Phillies 12-4 Sunday completing the three game sweep the other big story to come out of yesterday’s game was Miguel Cabrera getting tossed by home plate umpire Chad Fairchild. The incident occurred during the third inning during a bases loaded one out situation with the Tigers down 1-0 and the best hitter on the planet at the plate. Cabrera took a strike one call that looked as though he didn’t quite agree with before stepping back into the batters box to continue his at bat. It was during the second strike call that Cabrera once again stepped out of the box, muttered something the Fairchild who promptly ejected Cabrera to an amazed Comerica Park crowd. Now Cabrera’s toss from the game came under tremendous speculation considering the apparent calm demeanor Cabrera had at the plate. Immediately Rod Allen and Mario Impemba pointed out during the FSD broadcast that Fairchild was the same umpire who ejected Luke Putkonen a couple weeks ago for thro...
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