Kansas City Royals skipper, Trey Hillman was ejected in the 8th inning of today’s 13-1 Tigers victory for arguing what looked like a rain-induced, “let’s hurry this game up,” punch out from home plate umpire, Paul Emmel.
After Emmel punched out William Bloomquist (who K’ed three times) on a low and outside slider from Zach Miner, Hillman said something to the affect of “Wrong call, blue,” and Emmel took exception by throwing him out of the game. Hillman came running out of the dugout and got his money’s worth, but Emmel got more than what he wanted.
After Emmel looked like he wanted the argument to be over and started walking away, Hillman got back in his face and appeared to accidentally spit in his eyes. Emmel recoiled as he tried to dislodge the saliva from his eyeballs while Hillman continued to yell. Great theatrics out of Emmel. It’ll probably earn Hillman a nice little fine. You can even read Emmel’s lips saying, “You just spit in my eye,” afterward.
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