David Ortiz gets ejected from game, then tries to eject umpire

David Ortiz is an enforcer of baseball's service time hierarchy. He's made it clear plenty of times before that if a player hasn't been around long enough, there are certain things he can't or shouldn't do.Before Saturday, though, there wasn't a clear ruling on what kind of player has the right to toss an umpire from a game. MORE: Ortiz isn't going anywhere | Sox need to salvage something from wreck of seasonOrtiz was ejected in the seventh inning of Boston's game in Kansas City by homeplate umpire Bruce Dreckman. He singled to center field and flipped his bat — in vintage Papi fashion — toward his team's dugout. The designated hitter had taken issue with a few calls during the at-bat and sent some words back toward the plate, which Dreckman didn't seem to appreciate. Ortiz was tossed

, then tried to turn the tables. He failed..com has full video here and also posted a close-up of the ejection.It's been a rough go of things for the Red Sox this season. But without an umpire behind the plate, they may have taken a turn for the better. Despite Ortiz's best efforts, it seems like we'll never know.


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