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Derek Dye, Daytona Cubs Baseball Intern, Plays 'Three Blind Mice,' Is Ejected By Umpire Mario Seneca (VIDEO)

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Home plate umpire Mario Seneca ejects Daytona Cubs intern Derek Dye for playing 'Three Blind Mice.'
Home plate umpire Mario Seneca ejects Daytona Cubs intern Derek Dye for playing 'Three Blind Mice.'

Fans at a Daytona Cubs game witnessed a shocking call during the minor league team's 2-1 victory over the Fort Myers Miracle on Wednesday night.

The team's "music man," an unpaid intern named Derek Dye, was ejected from the game by home plate umpire Mario Seneca for playing an instrumental version of "Three Blind Mice."

After cutting the music, Seneca also ordered for the public address system be shut off for the duration of the game.

Following the incident, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports Dye was inundated with media requests.

"I'm just kind of not believing this right now," Dye told the newspaper. "It's quite an experience. I guess this will be my legacy at Daytona."

According to baseball's official rule book, the umpire has the power to order anyone involved in the game's proceedings. Additionally, there's precedent for throwing out organists for playing the wrong song.

In 1985, minor league organ player Wilbur Snapp was ejected from a Clearwater Phillies game for playing "Three Blind Mice" after what he thought was a bad call by an umpire, according to his obituary in The New York Times.

In 1998, an Omaha organist was ejected for playing the "Mickey Mouse Club" theme song while an umpire and a team manager argued a call, according to the Associated Press.

(via Reddit)

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