Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Cubs' manager Sveum ejected in first
By Jesse Rogers
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."