Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Leyland mocks umpire, gets tossed

Ed Rapuano (left) talks with Jim Leyland.
Jimmy Leyland, we here at OSG love you. Seriously.

In last night's game, Leyland's Detroit Tigers were battling the Toronto Blue Jays - in a game broadcast on Rogers Sportsnet. In the bottom of the 7th, tied 2-2, Detroit outfielder Andy Dirks lays down one helluva bunt. Toronto's 2b Aaron Hill charges, and tosses a side-arm gem to get Dirks out. However, 1st base umpire Ed Rapuano says Hill's throw pulled 1B Adam Lind off the bag.

Out comes Toronto skipper John Farrell, and gets Rapuano to ask home plate umpire Alfonso Marquez for help. The call is overturned, and Dirks is ruled out. (Good call, by the way...Hill got Dirks out by a full step.)

You could here the collective murmur of the crowd when Jim Leyland came running across the field...

Let the video do the talking...

Thank you for being you, Jim Leyland. Thank you.

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