Yunel Escobar may have woken up on the wrong side of the bed this morning. He was a bit unhappy about a check swing call by home plate umpire Tim Timmons earlier in the game, and couldn’t seem to let it go.
I didn’t know Yunel Escobar was quite the artist, nor did I know you could be ejected for it. But in the 7th inning of today’s game in Baltimore, Tim Timmons had enough of his shit and ejected Escobar while he was playing in the dirt as shortstop. Really a bizarre situation. You don’t often see a guy ejected from their position by a home plate umpire.
In reality, we all know Escobar had a point to prove with his infield “artwork”. But hey, we’ve all been there. Sometimes umpires need a diagram of just how bad they were.