Crawford, Madden ejected for arguing
Tampa Bay’s Carl Crawford and Joe Maddon were ejected during the
fifth inning of Tuesday night’s game against Boston for arguing
about a pitch that plate umpire Bob Davidson called a strike.
Crawford objected to the call, stepping out of the batter’s box
to exchange words with Davidson after left-hander Jon Lester’s
first-pitch curve broke across the plate and appeared to wind up
out of the strike zone.
Maddon bolted out of the dugout when the argument intensified,
and Crawford was ejected as the manager stepped between the player
Maddon continued the argument and was tossed, too.
The ejections were the first of the season for Crawford and