One of the Best
Jon Rauch had one of the best ejections I’ve seen since I’ve been covering baseball. Absolutely got his money’s worth in the ninth inning in today’s 5-3 loss to the Phillies.
Dude lost his jersey!
“I voiced my opinion maybe a little bit too vocally, but it happens,” Rauch said. “The first thing I told the umpire is that it’s a shame that he can’t have an ERA because those runs are his. I think he directly affected the outcome of the game. He’s trying to do the job the best he can. Missing one I understand. The other one, who knows. He talked to me then. I wasn’t even really arguing balls and strikes at that point. It just got heated.
“I was kind of focused on what I had to say at that time. I got rung, I might as well get my money’s worth. It’s never a good thing and you don’t want to be that kind of role model to kids that are out there that are watching the game. You’re trying to set a good example for kids and obviously we don’t want to come out that way but at the same time we have to stick up for ourselves. They have to do their job and I think the umpires need to be accountable for their actions as well.”