During the 9th inning on Saturday night, Chase Utley got ejected while playing second base. Several fans, players, and coaches were very confused. Watch here:
After the game, Chase indirectly made it pretty clear as to what happened. He described it as a learning experience for both he and the umpire in question. A very common problem for middle infielders is the positioning of the umpires and the umpires interfering with their sightline. Chase said that he asked the umpire to move several times during the game and was rejected every time, Finally, Chase voiced his opinions and Umpire Ramon De Jesus didn’t want to hear it and sent Chase home early.
Chase didn’t seem too hyped up about it, however, that was ejection number 132 in MLB this season, and it seems like such a petty thing to eject someone for. Of course, we don’t know the umpire’s part of the story, but MLB ejections are on the rise, even with the input of video replay.