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Sunday, May 26, 2019

Craig Counsell, umpire go ‘head-to-head’ over missed calls, Brewers’ ejections

The Milwaukee Brewers frustrations with home-plate umpire Mike Estabrook were the underlying theme of Saturday’s 7-2 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies. And the inevitable explosion from manager Craig Counsell was all of the talk afterward.

Counsell will likely be facing some form of discipline from the league after his heated face-to-face — and at some points head-to-head — argument with Estabrook resulted in some light physical contact being made.

Crew chief Paul Emmel indicated as much after the game, though his wording wasn’t a straight up indictment of Counsell.

Counsell was ejected after Lorenzo Cain’s eighth-inning at-bat against Phillies starter Jake Arrieta, which the Brewers felt included two critical missed calls. Cain ended up grounding out on a 3-2 pitch while representing the tying run.

I have to wonder- if we do replace the umpires with robots, how long before irate managers start attacking them with baseball bats?


QLE Posted: May 26, 2019 at 10:09 AM | 0 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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