One of the strangest moments for the Dodgers in last few games — adding Albert Pujols notwithstanding — came over the weekend. On Saturday, the Dodgers held a 1-0 lead over the Marlins in the 4th inning. With the bases loaded and no outs, LA utility man Matt Beaty stepped up to the plate looking to do some damage.
But the home plate umpire had other ideas in mind.
Facing Ross Detwiler (who would go on to break Corey Seager’s hand a couple innings later), Beaty worked the count to 2 balls and 2 strikes before striking out on a fastball well out of the zone.
Ross Detwiler strikes out Matt Beaty looking.
Beaty barks at home plate umpire Chad Fairchild. Beaty is ejected.
Dave Roberts comes out and talks with Fairchild.
Beaty… has a case (Pitch 5) pic.twitter.com/CnUSDNJtJq
— Jordan McPherson (@J_McPherson1126) May 16, 2021
Beaty turned to home plate umpire Chad Fairchild, uttered fewer than four syllables, and was tossed from the game.
Internet hero Jimmy “Jomboy” O’Brien gave the moment one of his famous breakdowns and it was gloriously on point.
Matt Beaty gets ejected for telling the ump he’s bad, a breakdown
The strangest part of this whole situation is that Matt Beaty is one of the nice guys in the game of baseball. The soft-spoken Tennessee native isn’t overly emotional just about ever. Even back in 2019 when he teamed with three other rookie Dodgers on a historic achievement, he still kept it relatively tame, all things considered.
With Dave Vassegh, Beaty explained the situation and what he said.
The ump show in 2021 continues to be a problem. More terrible calls are happening all over the game. Angel Hernandez still has a job. Our pets heads are falling off…
It’s a real problem.
Also, thank you for this perfect breakdown, Jomboy.