Back-Up Manager Andy Green Gets Himself Tossed from the Game

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:

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.

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Michael Cerami began covering the Chicago Cubs for Bleacher Nation as a part-time contributor in 2015. One year later, he joined Bleacher Nation full-time, covering the Chicago Cubs and Major League Baseball. Today, Michael runs Bleacher Nation, contributing as a writer (Cubs, MLB) and an editor for all sections of the site, including the Chicago Bears, Bulls, and Blackhawks, as well as MLB, NBA, NHL, and NFL. In 2019, Michael was the co-host of NBC Sports Chicago's Cubs Post-Game Show Outside the Ivy. You can find him on Twitter/X @Michael_Cerami

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