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#pounditWednesday, October 5, 2022

Dale Sveum ejected for arguing umpire Phil Cuzzi’s awful call

Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum was ejected from Sunday’s 6-1 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals for arguing a horrible call by homeplate umpire Phil Cuzzi.

Donnie Murphy check swingCuzzi, who is no stranger to awful calls, punched out Donnie Murphy after the third baseman tried holding up on a check swing with an 0-2 count, two on, and nobody out in the bottom of the seventh. Murphy held up on the swing and it wasn’t close, but Cuzzi blew the call and called Murphy out. Sveum was ejected for the fifth time this season after being tossed by Cuzzi.

If a manager were able to challenge that call in the future based on new instant replay rules, I would really hope that Cuzzi would have enough sense to overturn.

Forearm bash to CJ Zero


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