CHICAGO -- Chicago Cubs manager Dusty Baker became irate and was ejected in the bottom of the seventh inning Friday after umpires said the Cubs batted out of turn because the crew hadn't been informed of a switch in the batting order.
But after Martinez led off the bottom of the seventh with a
double to left, Reds bench coach Jerry Narron said he hadn't known
about the switch in the batting order. Narron was filling in for
Reds manager Dave Miley, who'd been ejected earlier in the game for
arguing a called strike.
Umpires agreed with Narron and called Martinez out on a putout.
As Martinez trotted back to the dugout, Baker sprinted out to the
mound, his lineup card in his hand.
He showed the card to the umpire crew, but to no avail. When
home plate umpire C.B. Bucknor told Baker the call stood, Baker got
irate. He tossed the lineup card on the ground and after Bucknor
ejected him, threw his hat on the ground.
He walked away from the umpires and grabbed his hat and lineup
card from third base coach Wendell Kim. But Baker then went back to
the umpires and tossed his hat again, gesturing rapidly. A fan
threw a tennis ball on the field, and the crowd chanted "Dus-ty!
Baker finally stomped back to the dugout, kicking a bat cloth
and then a heavy warmup bat. When the bat didn't travel very far,
Baker kicked it again before heading down the dugout steps.
Fans threw debris on the field, and the game was delayed for
several minutes while grounds crews cleaned up.