The Boston Red Sox have not had a good time as of late. The fire sale began with Christian Vazquez going to the Houston Astors, although it also seemed to end right there.
Then, the Red Sox lost to the Astros on Wednesday and the Kansas City Royals on Thursday. The most recent game was a frustrating one all around.
The Royals are 20 games below .500, and the Red Sox usually wouldn’t have a problem with them. So, manager Alex Cora has every right to be a bit displeased. He was ejected from Thursday’s game in the bottom of the seventh, and when we look at the video, we have no clue why.
Alex Cora gets ejected for what appears to be light conversation pic.twitter.com/KP9SQEo7Cj
— Jomboy Media (@JomboyMedia) August 5, 2022
Yes, that conversation got Alex Cora ejected from the ballgame, and he couldn’t believe it.
Ok, that clip above is just a little snippet. Here’s a longer one.
Alex Cora having a calm discussion with the home plate umpire. Starts smiling and walking away and THEN gets tossed.
— Ben Verlander (@BenVerlander) August 5, 2022
Yeah, we still have no idea why Cora was ejected. Perhaps he muttered something under his breath?
The reason why Cora was even arguing the call in the first place is tough to believe.
Wow. Salvy just hit a ball 110 mph, and it hit a pad by the foul pole that I've never even noticed before. Umpires reviewed it for a long time, and the call stands — 3-run home run.#Royals are up 7-3 in the seventh, and Alex Cora just got tossed.
— Anne Rogers (@anne__rogers) August 5, 2022
Home plate umpire Bill Welke has some explaining to do, and we will see if any professional lip readers come out and reveal what Alex Cora said.
But this is just another chapter in the bad book of MLB umpiring.