Tony Randazzo ejected Seattle manager Lloyd McClendon Saturday night for arguing balls and strikes and he just tossed him again today for waving his hand in disagreement with a check swing call on Alex Avila. Last night, McClendon was tossed before he could step onto the field, but when he did Randazzo said "I've seen your act before." Things clearly carried over into today.
"I was most upset that I got thrown out of the ballgame, and [Randazzo] thought it was me that was saying something and it wasn't me," McClendon said. "Then when I went out there to ask why was I thrown out, he said, 'I've seen your act before.'"
McClendon felt that was an unjustified comment.
"I don't think that was called for," he said. "That's not fair. If you think I said something about a ball or strike, throw me out of the game. I get that. But to talk about past history — that's not fair. It is what it is. It's over with. Just move on."
So, today, Randazzo was manning third base and was called on to rule on a check swing on a 3-2 count on Alex Avila in the seventh inning. Randazzo said no swing and awarded Avila first. McClendon reacted in the dugout, by waving his hand in disagreement. Randazzo tossed him immediately. It's almost as if he was looking for a reaction from him. You can watch it here, since it's not embeddable yet.