Saturday, June 2, 2012
Girardi, Long ejected in seventh inning
Yankees manager Joe Girardi went wild after home-plate umpire umpire Bob Davidson ejected hitting coach Kevin Long on Saturday night.
Apparently, Long didn't like the strike called against Curtis Granderson on the first pitch in his at-bat with runners on second and third and one out. Granderson fouled off the second pitch to fall into an 0-2 hole. The replay showed the pitch was both low and off the plate.
After the foul ball, Davidson took off his mask, pointed into the Yankees dugout and ejected Long. Girardi came charging out. He was yelling. He took his hat off and threw it at Davidson's feet. The two were face-to-face.
When other umpires came to Davidson's aide and tried to separate the two, Girardi picked up his hat and still tried to get at Davidson.
Girardi was really fired up and kept yelling even as he finally left the field.
It was the 14th time Girardi has been ejected as the Yankees' manager, and the second time this season.