Red Sox manager Valentine ejected argument at 1B
Boston Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine was ejected from Sunday’s
game against the Kansas City Royals for arguing a call at first
Dustin Pedroia hit a grounder that Royals third baseman Tony
Abreu bobbled before throwing to first. Replays showed that Pedroia
beat the throw, but first base umpire Dan Bellino called him
Valentine was out of the dugout quickly, arguing strenuously for
only a minute or so before he was tossed.
It was his fifth ejection of the season and the 42nd of his
career, including one time with the New York Mets in 1999 when he
famously returned to the dugout wearing a fake mustache and
sunglasses. Major League Baseball suspended him for three games and
fined him $5,000.