Posted on June 12, 2019
By Annalece Anhalt-Slaughter
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For anyone that caught the Texas Rangers – Boston Red Sox game last night, you should have seen both the first-base umpire Vic Carapazza and plate umpire Angel Hernandez hard at work, tossing people from the game. Carapazza tossed both Red Sox manager Alex Cora and Red Sox outfielder Andrew Benintendi in the fifth inning, while Hernandez booted Texas manager Chris Woodward in the sixth. Based on the video, we can see why these guys were ejected, but unfortunately the umpires aren’t allowed to elaborate any further until filing their reports with the league. For those who are curious, Texas ended up winning 9-5 after what was clearly an action-packed game.
In football, we don’t see coaches or players get ejected from a game all that often – especially not Rams head coach, Sean McVay, who has a spotter to keep him both out of harm’s way and under control. We’re not asking you if you think each FCFL Offensive and Defensive Coordinator needs their own spotter (even though we would love to see that title listed on our team personnel rosters), but we do want to hear your thoughts on what sorts of behavior should result in an ejection? If a coach or player mouths off to an official after being warned, should they be tossed then? Do you think that should only happen if coaches and/or players get physical with the other team? Do you think we should be stricter than the rules currently used in the NFL and NCAA Football? Or do you think we should ease up on some of their rules when creating our own guidelines? Don’t hold back, let us know!