I know what you’re thinking. “Milton Bradley always gets ejected. Big deal”.
Yeah well, you’re right. But this goes beyond the usual ejection story involving Milton Bradley. You see, this particular story doesn’t involve Bradley getting ejected for arguing a call that went against him. Oh no. This story involves him being ejected for arguing a call that had nothing to do with him. At all.
Left fielder Milton Bradley was ejected by second-base umpire Gerry Davis in the third inning of Saturday night’s game at Fenway Park, shortly after breaking an 0-for-22 slump with an RBI double that held up as the winning run in the Mariners’ 2-0 victory over the Red Sox.
Bradley was tossed for yelling at first-base umpire Todd Tichenor following a questionable call as he stood on second base.
Only Milton Bradley can pull something like this off.
With Chone Figgins at third, catcher Miguel Olivo hit a sharp grounder to Red Sox third baseman Kevin Youkilis. As Figgins danced off the base, Youkilis hesitated, double-pumped and threw late to first. But Tichenor called Olivo out, which brought manager Eric Wedge out for a brief argument.
No sooner had Wedge returned to the dugout, Bradley got heated at second after getting the hook from Davis. He was replaced by Ryan Langerhans.
“I was out there arguing and I guess as I was coming off, he was yelling, too, and they got him,” said Wedge.
Yep, they got him alright.