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In the middle of Andre Ethier's second-inning at-bat today in Pittsburgh, Matt Kemp (who was in the dugout and had struck out the previous inning) was jawing at home plate umpire Angel Campos, who warned Kemp at least once to cool it. (The first thing you can hear here is Campos telling Kemp, "I don't want to hear you again.") Well, Kemp kept at it and preceded to get tossed and run out of the dugout and get his money's worth with an expletive-laden tirade that forced one nearby dad near the Dodgers dugout to earmuff his kid at once. (You can see it at the 1:22 mark.) Mom, meanwhile, shares no such concern for the other kid, who probably learned some new vocabulary today.


h/t Sean Gentille

UPDATE: A tipster sends along this photo from the dad's Facebook account. Seems that after the incident, Dodgers manager Don Mattingly sent an autographed ball up to the kid. It reads: "IT'S A REALITY SHOW." BEST WISHES, DON MATTINGLY

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