Guillen ejected for arguing balk call

BY foxsports • September 11, 2010

White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen was ejected for arguing a balk call in the fifth inning of Friday night's game against the Kansas City Royals.

Guillen ran out of the White Sox dugout after home plate umpire Angel Hernandez called a balk against Mark Buehrle. Hernandez also called Buehrle for a balk in the fourth inning.

Hernandez tossed Guillen seconds after they began arguing. When Guillen was done with Hernandez, he directed his anger toward crew chief Joe West. Guillen was ejected by West in May for disputing a balk call against Buehrle.

Guillen yelled at West, the third base umpire, before returning to the dugout. While in the dugout Guillen continued yelling at West before heading into the clubhouse.

It was Guillen's sixth ejection this year and 25th of his career.

On May 26 in Cleveland, Guillen was tossed by West, who called the first of two balks against Buehrle. The left-hander protested the call and had words with West before Guillen came out to defend his pitcher.

In the third, Buehrle was called for a second balk by West and slammed his glove to the ground. he was then tossed.

During Friday's game, Buehrle remained calm and did not argue either call.



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