With the institution of instant replay in baseball mostly gone are the days of wild ejections but Cubs’ manager Joe Maddon challenged that idea Friday night just three pitches into a matchup with the Pirates.
Cubs slugger Anthony Rizzo hit his third leadoff home run in three games and was in the dugout when the umpires overturned the call — ruling it foul without going to video review. Maddon and Rizzo were obviously not happy and protested the play to be reviewed in a harsh manner.
With all of the swearing from Rizzo, Maddon did his best to divert attention away from his star first baseman and was ejected instead. Chicago went on to score three runs in the first inning so not all was lost.
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