Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus knows what happens when you argue balls and strikes with the home-plate umpire. But it appeared Ausmus didn’t care about the consequences.
In the fourth inning Monday against the Twins, Ausmus confronted home-plate umpire Doug Eddings regarding what he felt were questionable calls. Eddings didn’t take too kindly to Ausmus’ tone and promptly ejected him.
Then the real fun began. Ausmus took off his top and covered the plate with it. Then the Tigers manager flung his cap in disgust as he walked off the field.