Just a few days after the heroic game 2 in New York on Saturday, the Angels and Yankees put on another show Monday afternoon. This time in Anaheim. The Yankees had the early lead, on the back of three solo home runs. After blowing a lead and coming back, the score was 4-4 as the two teams entered extra innings for the second game in a row.
In the top of the fifth inning, Alex Rodriguez went out to let Marty Foster, the home plate umpire, know that the ball he was previously called out on was outside. Foster threw out A-Rod immediately and then Girardi who came out and argued as well.
“Players leaving their position in the field or on base, or managers or coaches leaving the bench or coaches box, to argue on BALLS AND STRIKES will not be permitted.”
We know that. Maybe there is some controversy over what “argue” means. Girardi said that A-Rod didn’t say anything that should get him thrown out. Joe says that A-Rod was just saying the ball was a little outside. Hold on. I doubt A-Rod cares so much about Marty Fosters credibility that he would go out there to “help him out” with his job. How can walking out there and telling an Ump that he was wrong not be showing him up?
“[The player] should be warned if they start for the plate to protest the call. If they continue, they will be ejected from the game.”
Now, we don’t know exactly what happened, but lets go over the possibilities.
- A-Rod was warned and continued towards the ump (he would get thrown out).
- A-Rod wasn’t warned and continued towards the ump (would he get thrown out)?