Carlos Gomez Ejected, Will Leave Dugout When He’s Good And Ready
The Giants were reportedly interested in acquiring Milwaukee outfielder Carlos Gomez, but that's surely not the case now, is it? Gomez was thrown out trying to steal second base vs. the Giants on Monday night, and then threw a tantrum of Henry VIII proportions -- even though the call was made by video review.
Yep, Gomez was initially called safe on the play with no outs in the ninth, and the Brewers trailing 4-2. Why was he running in the first place? Good question. But the replay showed he was indeed out, and it was eventually called as such.
Gomez reacted by firing his helmet into the dirt, walking back to the dugout and throwing it down again. (Video here). For this he was ejected. But instead of leaving the dugout, he threw various items out onto the field, then paused to get a long drink of water.
Brewers TV commentator: "I understand the frustration, but just go."
During all of this, Brewers' manager Craig Counsell came out to argue, and he too was tossed. It was Counsell's first career ejection, including as a player.
Some are wondering why Counsell was ejected so quickly. But I'm wondering why it took so long. As an umpire I'm not going to stand there and listen to bitching on a call that was made by phone from New York. Just stepping onto the field to argue a video review should be an immediate ejection, and a fine.
As for Gomez, well, the Giants have won six straight and probably don't need the attitude.
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