White Sox manager Guillen get ejected

 

Amazingly enough, Chicago White Sox’ manager, Ozzie Guillen, hasn’t been ejected from a game this season until Wednesday night in New York. Guillen, who is known for his excitable nature along with his quote worthy rants, was thumbed out by home plate umpire, Todd Tichenor, for arguing balls and strikes against the Yankees. The call which infuriated Guillen came in the first inning, when slugging first baseman, Paul Konerko, struck out looking on a pitch Guillen thought was low. “I don’t know who he is,” said Guillen, whose team lost 3-1. “I know a few umpires and one is hurt and the other one is not here. One is Steve Palermo and the other is Richie Garcia. I don’t care what he is. The pitch before [the called third strike], they complain about it. The only thing I say is, ‘Don’t let those guys intimidate you.’ ” It’s been a tough start for the White Sox, who came into the season with great expectations, but find themselves sitting last in the American League Central Division,six games back. When Konerko finally struck out Guillen was standing on the dugout’s top step, and eventually words were exchanged with Tichenor before he was sentenced to an early shower. “I asked  if that pitch was a strike,” Guillen said. “I think he got angry very quick. He couldn’t hear what I said, and that’s all. When he kicked me out, he has the right 100 percent.” Minutes after leaving the field Guillen went to his Twitter account and posted a message saying  “This one is going to cost me a lot of money, this is patetic (sic).” Later on during the game Guillen sent out another tweet … which read “Today a tough guy showed up at yankee stadium,” he said, referring to the umpire. This marks the 26th time that Guillen has been ejected as an MLB manager.

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