Crawford, Maddon ejected for arguing
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — 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
Maddon bolted out of the dugout when
the argument intensified, and Crawford was ejected as the manager
stepped between the player and umpire.
Maddon continued the argument and was tossed, too.
The ejections were the first of the season for Crawford and Maddon.