Michigan player ejected for bizarre reason against Vanderbilt
Opening day for the 2020 college baseball season was on Friday, and the Vanderbilt Commodores and Michigan Wolverines met up in a rematch of last year’s title series.
Though the Wolverines eventually won 4-3, there was a bizarre moment that took place in the ninth inning.
As you can see below, a Michigan player was ejected in the ninth inning for making a line in the dirt with his bat following a called strike:
this kid really got tossed in the 9th inning for …uh, swiping the dirt with his bat after a called strike? pic.twitter.com/n1wRlPp2zt
— Christian D'Andrea (@TrainIsland) February 15, 2020
Clearly, the umpire made a bad call, so perhaps he was a bit touchy afterward? It didn’t seem like there was much there to warrant an ejection, but perhaps the player had been saying things all night?
Let’s hope the umpires grow some thicker skin as the season progresses.