Adrian Beltre is unarguably among baseball’s purest sources of joy and delight. But umpire Gerry Davis was not too delighted by Beltre’s response tonight when he told the veteran to get in the on-deck circle while he was, uh, on deck. Beltre simply dragged the on-deck circle to where he was already standing—a few feet…
Jordan Reed was already injured and useless, but the Washington tight end made himself even useless-er by getting ejected at the end of the third quarter tonight against Carolina with that smartest of smart football plays: punching an opponent in the football helmet.
The Suns were in the closing stages of a road loss to the Nuggets when young Suns shooting guard Devin Booker made an official mad and got himself tossed. Booker then nonchalantly strolled off the court, but not before saying his goodbyes. He then indulged a pair of fans.
Travis Kelce hit the showers early today in Kansas City after earning a quick two unsportsmanlike conduct penalties, the second for throwing his towel at an official.
Blue Springs (Mo.) High School running back Jaylen Ivey gained a first down late in his team’s game last night against Lee’s Summit West to seal a win, but a tackle at the eight yard line kept from from reaching the end zone. So he kicked the defender, earning himself an ejection from the final seconds of his team’s…
Heckling is built into baseball. The game is slow and judgment-dependent, and for the fans close to the action at home plate, giving it to the players and umpires is a good enough way to pass the time and possibly influence the outcome of the game.
The Tigers were up 8-0 on the Twins after the first inning, and they’ve spent the next seven inning melting down and letting them tie it up. After Nick Castellanos struck out in the fourth inning, Tigers manager Brad Ausmus went straight at home plate umpire Doug Eddings and got tossed after very graphically voicing…
Red Sox coaches had to restrain David Ortiz after his outburst following a ninth-inning strikeout with the bases loaded in a game the Yankees went on to win, 3-2.
Here is a crazy sequence from tonight’s Bucks-Grizzlies game. With just six seconds left, John Henson swatted the shit out of a Matt Barnes shot, and the two picked up a double-technical for jawing at each other. Henson, who had picked up a technical for a flagrant foul on Lance Stephenson earlier and was therefore…
Referee Felix Zwayer took his officiating crew off the pitch after Bayer Leverkusen manager Roger Schmidt earned an ejection but refused to leave during today’s match against Dortmund.
This NFL season has been a cornucopia of myriad interesting officiating calls, and Tampa Bay receiver Mike Evans decided to finish the regular season with dessert by getting ejected for disrespecting an official:
The Reds may be approximately one million games out of the playoffs, but that doesn’t mean Joey Votto is mailing it in. In the middle of an at-bat during the 8th inning of tonight’s game against the Pirates, Votto was unhappy that home plate ump Bill Welke didn’t grant him time and/or made a bad strike call. After…
The two San Antonio-area high school football players who targeted and blindsided an official during a game Friday have been suspended and could face criminal charges, according to ESPN.
Phillies bench coach Larry Bowa was ejected in the seventh inning of tonight’s 6-5 loss to the Mets, and made sure to get his money’s worth as he threw a couple of F-bombs Daniel Murphy’s way and threatened him with a beaning.
Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli has had a terrible season, hitting just .203 with 10 home runs and 70 strikeouts. It’s the kind of season that can lead to angry outbursts after fairly unremarkable strikeouts in the second inning:
Things got weird in the final minutes of today’s China-New Zealand match as Chinese manager Hao Wei earned an ejection for interfering with a Kiwi player who was attempting a throw-in. All China needed under the circumstances was a draw to advance, and they got it; one can reasonably assume Hao was trying to waste…
Sounders 2 defeated L.A. Galaxy II 1-0 last night in exciting USL action, but it was a slightly abbreviated evening for Sérgio Mota as the Brazilian midfielder earned a sending-off from the third-tier soccer match after hammering his opponent’s balls with both feet.
Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon was extremely mad at the umpires in tonight’s contest against the Yankees, so mad that he made sure to yell at three different umps individually.