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

base.

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

out.

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.