White Sox star Anderson argues that calls, gets evicted, bumps ump originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayria
Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson is facing a very long suspension for his actions during Friday night’s game against the Athletics at Guaranteed Rate Field.
With two outs at the bottom of the seventh inning, leading the A 5-3, Anderson took the first pitch of at-bat, which appeared to be a high and an inside ball. But home plate umpire Nick Maherley troubled Anderson and called it a strike.
Anderson turned to Maherle and began to argue. He went back to the batsman’s box but kept on talking. At that point, Mahrley kicked Anderson out and that’s when things got ugly.
Anderson walked towards Meharli, hit him and got him in the face.
White Sox manager Tony La Russa came in between Anderson and Maherley, but was also dropped.
While the pitch was a ball for Anderson, making contact with the umpire is a big no-no in baseball, so MLB would inflict a quick punishment for Anderson.
Unless MLB acts quickly, Anderson – arguably the White Sox’s best – should be eligible to play against the A this weekend.