Monday, June 10, 2013

Video: Jose Bautista throws bat, helmet after being ejected

Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista was none too pleased with home plate umpire Gary Darling after striking out on three pitches in the ninth inning of Sunday's game against the Rangers.

Bautista went down on strikes with the tying runs on base and then proceeded to get in a shouting match with Darling afterward. Darling promptly ejected Bautista from the game before the latter wound up tossing his bat, helmet, and elbow pad on the field in protest before leaving the premises.

The Rangers broadcast team witnessed the spectacle and called Bautista "immature" and a "crybaby" for handling the situation like he did. They also made a good point that Darling wasn't the one who swung and missed and the last two pitches despite whether the first strike that was called was out of the zone or not.

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