Tensions have been especially high between players and umpires as of late, especially after Ian Kinsler’s comments about Angel Hernandez. It seems as if players have to walk on egg shells nowadays to avoid being ejected.
In Wednesday night’s game, Justin Turner was not happy with a called strike 3 and let the home plate umpire know. All seemed well with Justin Turner making it all the way back to the dugout, but then he was tossed.
As you can see from the video, the ball is clearly out of the strike zone. Justin Turner had every right to be upset with the call.
What is just as concerning is the timing of this absurd ejection. The score was tied at 1 in the bottom of the 6th, and the umpire decided that it was best to just get rid of arguably the best player on the Dodgers. All because he heard comments coming from the dugout that may very well not have even been from Turner.
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