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#pounditFriday, February 23, 2024

Umpire Marty Foster ripped for quick ejection of Anthony Rendon

Home plate umpire Marty Foster had a very quick hook in Washington on Saturday, and fans on Twitter were not happy.

In the bottom of the third inning, Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon took a called strike from New York Mets lefty Steven Matz. The pitch appeared to be low, but Foster, the home plate ump, didn’t think so. When Rendon threw his bat in frustration, Foster ejected him, despite the fact that Rendon didn’t say a word or even turn around.

Fans and writers on Twitter were united in their distaste for Foster’s decision.

We’ve seen some weird ejections before, but this one seems to be one of the most unwarranted. Rendon’s bat toss was a clear act of frustration, but he said nothing and made no effort to show up the umpire. Foster should be embarrassed.


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