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Sunday, June 04, 2017

Brad Ausmus fumed when Tigers got 30 seconds, but no more, to challenge play

The Detroit Tigers were given 30 seconds to decide whether to challenge a bang-bang play at first base in the first inning.

Manager Brad Ausmus wanted a few more.

That seems to be the root of the argument that led to Ausmus’ ejection on Saturday at Comerica Park: Is the 30-second clock a guideline or a timer?

“You have 30 seconds, as a rule,” said bench coach Gene Lamont, who took over the club after Ausmus was tossed by crew chief Fieldin Culbreth. “But usually they’ll give you more time than that.”

Most umpires, do in fact, seem to offer managers a little leeway. When the clock strikes zero, they usually turn to the dugout as if to say, “OK, what do you want to do?”

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: June 04, 2017 at 11:17 PM | 47 comment(s)
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