Dodgers: Dave Roberts Becomes Final MLB Manager Ejected in 2019
In the bottom of the 4th inning at Dodger Stadium, manager Dave Roberts was ejected from the game by home plate umpire Greg Gibson for arguing balls and strikes. Getting tossed came as a surprise to just about everyone in the ballpark and watching on TV.
Roberts just got tossed. It was one of the quicker hooks I've seen in awhile. It's his 1st ejection of the season.
Bob Geren's time to shine…
— Rick Krajewski (@Rick_K21) September 21, 2019
It was Roberts’ first ejection of the 2019 season, and with that he also became the last MLB manager to get ejected this season.
Entering today, Dave Roberts was the only manager yet to be ejected from a game this season.
Now, each manager has been ejected at least once in 2019.
— Sarah Langs (@SlangsOnSports) September 21, 2019
It took game 154 for the fun-loving Roberts to get tossed by an umpire. Impressive. For what it’s worth, he was in the correct on his gripe.
The disputed strike that got Dave Roberts ejected was lower than the ball on the previous pitch. pic.twitter.com/GrrxctjviQ
— Jon Weisman (@jonweisman) September 21, 2019
After the ejection, Dave got his money’s worth, coming out onto the field and pleading his argument with Gibson for a couple minutes.
Doc gets a lot grief for his management of the team, but being the inspiration that he is, the team subsequently posted 6 more runs in a 7 run 4th inning.
I am proud of Dave Roberts for this fire. This team needed this.
— Dodgers Nation (@DodgersNation) September 21, 2019
Go get ’em, Dave.
This is a classic example of why the umpires need to be held accountable for these bad calls, I mean the ones that are just plain obvious to everyone watching.