Re: Sad day to be a Baseball fan
Originally Posted by Larkin Fan
Isn't the act of simply just arguing the warning of both benches grounds for ejection of the manager? It seems I've heard that somewhere (perhaps last year when Hurdle was ejected after Leake hit Harrison and warnings were issued).
No, once you issue warnings then the next time a player is intentionally thrown out that pitcher and manager is ejected.
Now the key word here is intentional. Just because a warning is given means that if batter is hit that the pitcher and manager must automatically be ejected. We had a situation where we warned both dugouts but a few innings later after a player was hit the HP ump didnt feel it was intentional so he did not eject anyone. Needless to say it got ugly.
"Boys, I'm one of those umpires that misses 'em every once in a while so if it's close, you'd better hit it." Cal Hubbard