Anthony Rizzo's Ejection Was Not So Magical

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Anthony Rizzo’s Ejection Was Not So Magical

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If you were hoping to get a little post-game clarity on why Anthony Rizzo was surprisingly tossed from yesterday’s game, it kinda sounds like even he isn’t sure.

First, a look at what did it – which apparently included Rizzo commenting in his moment of frustration about a strike called earlier in the at bat:

Rizzo was unhappy about the 3-1 pitch called for a strike (it was a ball, but not absolutely egregious, for what it’s worth):

It’s still not quite clear what exactly Rizzo said that did the trick, and he said after the game that if what he said included a “magic word,” then he’s going to be ejected from about 90 games a year (ESPN).

Jordan Baker has a bit of a history of a quick trigger – he was the ump involved in that crazy John Lackey/Willson Contreras double ejection moment a couple years ago.

Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.