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Monday, September 07, 2020

Nationals GM Mike Rizzo ejected from upper deck of stadium by Joe West’s crew in bizarre moment

During the seventh inning, while Rizzo was watching from the upper deck of the stadium, umpire Hunter Wendelstedt suddenly could be heard on the broadcast saying, “you’re out,” while pointing up toward the stands.

He then asked for security to be called before cameras turned to Rizzo — who was seen standing alone and not wearing a mask in a section of the stadium.

Rizzo, West said, had been yelling at umpires from his suite, saying things like “you’re brutal.” Because of the COVID-19 pandemic and the lack of fans in the stadium, everything can be heard down on the field.

“I wouldn’t take that from a player. I wouldn’t take that from a manager,” West said, via the Associated Press. “If it was Donald Trump, I’d eject him, too. But I’d still vote for him.”

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: September 07, 2020 at 01:35 AM | 10 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Gold Star - just Gold Star Posted: September 07, 2020 at 02:22 AM (#5974860)
#UmpShow
   2. Captain Joe Bivens, Elderly Northeastern Jew Posted: September 07, 2020 at 08:01 AM (#5974864)
Umps aren't required to take crap from anyone other than fans.
   3. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: September 07, 2020 at 11:00 AM (#5974867)
But I’d still vote for him.
Just had to, didn’t you? Of course. #######.
   4. Jose Needs an Absurd Ukulele Concert Posted: September 07, 2020 at 11:06 AM (#5974869)
If you don’t want to get tossed don’t argue.
   5. JJ1986 Posted: September 07, 2020 at 11:16 AM (#5974870)
Stick to sports.
   6. SoSH U at work Posted: September 07, 2020 at 11:53 AM (#5974876)
Stick to sports.


I'd prefer he stick to singing.
   7. Mayor Blomberg Posted: September 07, 2020 at 12:29 PM (#5974879)
Umps aren't required to take crap from anyone other than fans.


Bob Davidson wished to disagree.
   8. SoSH U at work Posted: September 07, 2020 at 01:18 PM (#5974882)
Bob Davidson wished to disagree.


That seemed to be a popular decision among the rest of the crowd.
   9. Captain Joe Bivens, Elderly Northeastern Jew Posted: September 07, 2020 at 01:19 PM (#5974884)
7...is that even legal?
   10. The Duke Posted: September 07, 2020 at 04:39 PM (#5974924)
If marichal can assault roseboro with a bat I’m guessing this is legal.

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