Umpire expels outfielders from stadium in Orioles-Yankees

We have seen players being sent off in games. We have also seen it with leaders. Even team mascots have been thrown off the field. But until Wednesday night in Baltimore, it was hard to understand that anyone had seen all the maintenance personnel removed from the grounds. or “grounds crew” being ejected by an umpire in an MLB game.

That’s exactly what happened at Camden Yards during the Yankees-Orioles game that was being threatened by bad weather. In the ninth inning, third base umpire Tim Timmons saw the Orioles field staff standing around the giant tarp used to cover the diamond, ready to jump into action after the final out.

But that wasn’t going to happen under Timmons. The umpire moved from his position in the anteroom and crossed the diamond as he motioned for the groundskeepers to leave the field immediately – yes, everyone. And so they did, they all ran out one of the gates located in the corner of the right field.

Perhaps the Orioles would have preferred they not. Moments after the ejection, a 3-2 lead over New York turned into a 4-3 deficit after a two-run single by Brett Gardner that ultimately resulted in the decisive hit.

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Gabriel Delgado

I started as a rookie on Al Bat in early 2018 and I am going into my third season covering Major League Baseball as a web reporter. I am a fan of the San Francisco Giants, a number one defender of Barry Bonds and a critic of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Fernando Tatis Jr., Juan Soto and Ronald Acuña are the future of baseball, Mike Trout is overrated, and the Astros deserved to be taken away from the World Series for cheating. Besides baseball, I also enjoy soccer, football, basketball, and just about any other game that includes a ball or a ball. I am also an amateur musician, penniless gamer and very nerdy. Graduated in journalism from the University of Guadalajara, I graduated in 2017. Born in the shrimp capital of the world, Escuinapa, Sinaloa. I lived in Australia for a while; i survived giant spiders, tasmanian devils and fought a kangaroo and didn’t die trying.

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