The Cubs started today’s game without their regular manager, David Ross, who tested positive for COVID-19. And in the 6th inning, their backup manager, Andy Green, got himself tossed from the game.
Here’s what happened … With one out in the 6th inning and runners on first and second, Michael Perez hit a a rocket ground ball to second baseman Matt Duffy, who fielded it, spun around quickly, and fired to second base, where Sergio Alcantara was covering the bag. Unfortunately, with a late (but ultimately perfectly legal) slide into the bag, Alcantara uncorked the throw well over Frank Schwindel’s head at first.
But Interim Manager Andy Green was having none of it. He immediately came out to argue that the slide was not legal and in the process was tossed from the game. And that’s when he really went off, throwing his hat to the ground and giving the fans at Wrigley Field their money’s worth.
Here’s the moment:
Andy Green gets tossed in his 1st game as acting manager while David Ross is is out with Covid.
— Billy Krumb (@ClubhouseCancer) September 3, 2021
Andy Green with an old school in the face ump argument. Who manages the Cubs now?
— Jesse Rogers (@JesseRogersESPN) September 3, 2021
Andy Green just got tossed by the second-base ump. Once that happened, he went off. Threw his hat to the ground and was just screaming at Tom Hallion. Not sure who takes over as manager now, lol.
— Sahadev Sharma (@sahadevsharma) September 3, 2021
The Cubs are now on their THIRD manager.
I hate to have too much fun with this though, because immediately after this play, Anthjony Alford hit his second homer of the day, tying the game, and chasing Alec Mills out of what was previously a pretty solid start.