More specifically, Donaldson was thrown out of the game after he talked trash to umpire Dan Bellino while crossing the plate, then went back and kicked dirt over home plate.
Not exactly your normal player-ump beef. Observe:
Chill out, Josh Donaldson pic.twitter.com/Fgfhrd768X— White Sox Talk (@NBCSWhiteSox) September 17, 2020
Hitters won’t generally be upset with an umpire after hitting a dinger — in this case, Donaldson was still upset about a strike call before the homer that he didn’t like. You’d think a homer would wash away all worries, but Josh Donaldson isn’t most players.
Here’s the strike call he didn’t agree with:
Josh Donaldson did not appreciate a strike call, 2 pitches later he hit a HR and got ejected crossing home plate pic.twitter.com/CitbuyMGZa— Stu Motown #BlackLivesMatter (@cjzero) September 17, 2020
Should Josh Donaldson chill out? Maybe. Nonetheless, we’ll accept this entertaining entry into the history books of odd MLB ejections.
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