With all signs point to Manny Ramirez joining the Chicago White Sox, the slugger had been out of the Los Angeles Dodgers starting lineup for the past four games, including Sunday night against the Colorado Rockies.
In the sixth inning, however, Ramirez had a chance to cut a 8-2 deficit when he pinch-hit with the bases loaded. After just one pitch in what is reportedly his final at-bat as a Dodger, a called strike, Ramirez began arguing with home plate umpire Gary Cederstrom, who ejected him soon thereafter.
Dodgers manager Joe Torre defended Ramirez and said he didn't think he should have been thrown out of the game.
"I'm very disappointed in the fact he threw him out," said Torre. "He [Cederstrom] said he [Ramirez] was 'demonstrative' about it. What the [heck] does that mean?"
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(Via Big League Stew)
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