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Saturday, June 23, 2018

Buck Showalter loses it during ejection (Video)

Buck Showalter Angel HernandezBuck Showalter was ejected for the first time all season, and he certainly got his money’s worth.

The Orioles manager was run during the second inning of his team’s 7-6 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday night, and the ejection was over a controversial strikeout.

Orioles slugger Chris Davis was facing a 1-2 count against knuckleballer R.A. Dickey and whiffed on a pitch for strike three. Davis began running to first because Jays catcher Josh Thole dropped the ball. Home plate umpire Angel Hernandez initially said that Davis fouled off the pitch, but he changed his call after Jays manager John Gibbons argued the ruling.

The overturned call caused Showalter to bolt out of the dugout, and that’s when things got interesting. Go ahead to the 1:00 mark in the video to see the good stuff:

A replay showed that Davis missed the pitch, so the overturned call was the correct one. Here’s a screenshot that shows him missing it:

Chris Davis RA Dickey

Finally, Hernandez gets a call right and actually overturns his own call, and he still gets complaints. Come on, Buck, don’t give the man any reason to continue being stubborn!

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