Chaos ensued on Monday night at Progressive Field in Cleveland.
Andres Gimenez was at the plate and checked his swing on a ball that came close to hitting him.
Francona wanted to challenge and was not allowed to do so, causing him to argue and ultimately get tossed.
But while Francona was arguing, Angels reliever Ryan Tepera decided to do some warmup tosses, and was also denied, prompting an argument from manager Phil Nevin, which ultimately got him ejected from the game as well.
Terry Francona and Phil Nevin were BOTH tossed from the game in the 7th inning
Francona arguing a HBP and Nevin arguing to let his pitcher get some warm up in
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Chaos Erupts In Cleveland
You can’t make this stuff up.
Rarely are you going to see two managers get tossed from the game in the same moment.
But when umpires don’t allow managers and players to do certain things, that typically will draw some ire.
That was the case on Monday.
Ultimately, the umpiring crew allowed Tepera to throw some warmup tosses after Nevin was ejected, but both managers were rightfully frustrated with what had transpired on Monday night.
The pitch came close enough to Gimenez that a challenge would have potentially been necessary.
Unfortunately, the umpires did not allow Francona to do so.
It’s crazy that something like this would happen in a game.
Both managers were tossed within seconds of each other.
This is something we may never see happen again, but it’s also odd that the umpires initially didn’t allow Tepera to do some warmup tosses.
Ultimately, the umpires brought it on themselves.
There was no need for the chaos to take place, but once again, the umpires seemed to forget that fans didn’t come to watch them, but rather came to see a ballgame.