Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Terry Francona, Adrian Beltre ejected
BOSTON -- Boston Red Sox manager Terry Francona and third baseman Adrian Beltre have been ejected from their game against the Seattle Mariners.
They were thrown out Wednesday by plate umpire Dan Bellino between the second and third innings of the second game of a day-night doubleheader.
Beltre had taken a called third strike from Felix Hernandez for the second out of the bottom of the second and stood at home plate for several seconds questioning the call. When Beltre took his position in the field, Bellino, standing near home plate, ejected him. Beltre raced in and catcher Kevin Cash got between him and Bellino.
Francona stayed on the field and continued arguing before and after he was thrown out.