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Wednesday, September 07, 2022

Baltimore Orioles, Toronto Blue Jays get heated as benches clear in 7th inning

Benches cleared during the seventh inning of Baltimore’s game against Toronto on Tuesday night after Orioles reliever Bryan Baker appeared to make a hand signal toward the Blue Jays’ dugout.

Baker struck out Matt Chapman to end the top of the seventh, then appeared to make a “chirping” signal with his hand. Players from both benches were quickly on the field, and the bullpens joined them, although order was quickly restored.

The Orioles went on to win 9-6 to pull within 3½ games of Toronto for the last American League wild card.

Blue Jays interim manager John Schneider said Baker has made similar gestures to the Jays in the past.

“I didn’t understand why Bryan Baker was looking into our dugout after giving up a run on back-to-back days,” Schneider said. “We were just surprised and unsure of why Bryan was looking in our dugout. Again, it wasn’t the first time he’s done that. So, I think guys were fed up with it.”

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: September 07, 2022 at 09:34 AM | 6 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. cHiEf iMpaCt oFfiCEr JE Posted: September 07, 2022 at 10:50 AM (#6094997)
So wait, a relief pitcher in his first big-league season barks and makes gestures toward his opponents, then quickly ducks into the dugout while his teammates deal with the consequences of his antics? Yeesh.
   2. Belfry Bob Posted: September 07, 2022 at 02:38 PM (#6095054)
Wow, so THAT'S Schneider's story? I was sitting behind the Jays' dugout, and with so few fans there, you could hear everything. They were riding Baker since the first batter. That is total %^^&&^%$#$ on Schneider's part. At least own up to what was really going on. And that crap with the ump was stupid, too, it's like they were just bruising for a fight with SOMEone, anyone. (yeah, i know they had a 'thing' with the ump. But as least wait till he does something ELSE before you bring up such old business. The way Gausman reacted to the balk call on Monday was $%&*$#, too, even if it was a bad call - it literally looked like he was going to punch the umpire.)
   3. PeteF3 Posted: September 07, 2022 at 06:58 PM (#6095116)
I was going to say...just the description alone had me thinking he was dealing with "chirping" from the Jays bench. Like, I didn't even consider any other possibility.
   4. Walt Davis Posted: September 07, 2022 at 07:31 PM (#6095126)
I assure you that rude comments about opposing players or the fine, independent arbiters of our game have no place in the Toronto Blue Jays dugout. I repeat NO PLACE. Every one of our fine, young men understands that I do not tolerate such uncouth behaviour and, that as representatives of the Great Nation of Canada and of all stalwart, upright Canadian baseball fans, we have every intention of continuing the long-standing tradition of Blue Jays heroes -- past, present and future -- of engaging in only the most sportspersonlike behaviour on the field of play.

Just don't bring your unvaxxed ass within 10 metres of me you ignorant hoser.
   5. cHiEf iMpaCt oFfiCEr JE Posted: September 07, 2022 at 08:20 PM (#6095139)
I was sitting behind the Jays' dugout, and with so few fans there, you could hear everything. They were riding Baker since the first batter.
What were some of the comments?
   6. ReggieThomasLives Posted: September 08, 2022 at 01:48 AM (#6095185)
Hand signals!

The pastry war started because some fat Mexican officers cleaned out the croissants at a French pastry shop
In Mexico City, and refused to pay. So France, Germany, and England sent armies to Mexico.

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