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Ozzie Guillen Decided To Not Argue With Bob Davidson — And Was Ejected For His Restraint

Ozzie Guillen just created the ejection express lane. Three hand movements or less gets you run.

When you combine Ozzie Guillen’s reputation with Bob Davidson’s outstanding ability to act like a jerk on the field, I guess you’ll see some novel managerial ejections.

One I’ve never seen in my 20 years of watching baseball occurred Sunday. In the ninth inning of a one-run game, the Yankees’ Brett Gardner barely beat out what would have been an inning-ending double play. Guillen came out to argue the call, which was actually correct. I’m sure that fact won’t go unnoticed by Marlins fans.

I haven’t seen any shot of Guillen saying something to Davidson before the ejection. He just came out to argue at first base. Once he got within 30 feet, he gave Davidson a two-handed “whatever” wave and turned back. It was like Guillen didn’t want to waste time trying to make a point. Unfortunately for him, Davidson thought a point was made and he didn’t like any bit of it.

I have a hard time envisioning the same fate being handed to Joe Torre or Bud Black or Terry Francona. Umps have a quick trigger with Oz. But Sunday’s display was ridiculous. A two-handed wave? That’s good enough for a direct trip to the showers? Of course, it helps that Davidson is one of the bigger bullies in the blue. And of course, no matter how much Davidson overreacted, he won’t hear anything about it from the league because that’s just how the office rolls.

  1. Ruzzo
    September 2, 2010 at 6:52 am

    Stop trying to bait me, Brian. I’ve already forgotten about thanks to Gaby Sanchez. He leads all major-league rookies in knocking out punk bitches (KOPB). Very underrated stat.

  2. spokes310
    September 6, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    Very underrated. That was a Farnsworthian-type of smackdown.

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