Cubs' manager Sveum ejected in first

August, 28, 2013
8/28/13
2:48
PM CT
Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum was ejected from Wednesday’s game against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the bottom of the first inning after apparently arguing a check-swing call on leadoff hitter Yasiel Puig.

On a 2-2 count Puig checked his swing as home plate umpire Kerwin Danley appealed to first base umpire Lance Barksdale to no avail.

Puig walked one pitch later and that’s when Sveum was ejected from the dugout by Barksdale. Replays showed Puig more than likely swung at the pitch.

Sveum was ejected earlier this month for arguing a check-swing call that went against the Cubs' Donnie Murphy. Sveum described the call against Murphy as "easily the worst check-swing call I've ever seen."

Jesse Rogers | email

Chicago Cubs beat reporter
Jesse joined ESPN Chicago in September 2009 and covers the Chicago Cubs for ESPNChicago.com and ESPN Radio 1000.

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