Thursday, July 4, 2019

MiLB Ejection - Skyler Shown (Brady Williams)

With the pre-recorded sounds of a baby crying in the background, ejected Durham Bulls Manager Brady Williams grabbed first base from the feet of 1B Umpire Ryan Wills and marched the bag down to HP Umpire Skyler Shown, with whom Williams had argued a play at third base during a preceding sacrifice fly, placing the bag on the ground in a demonstration of...what exactly? It was Williams' third ejections in eight days.

With one out and two on (R2, R3), Mud Hens batter Mikie Mahtook hit a fly ball to center field for a sacrifice fly, scoring Victor Reyes from third base as baserunner R2 Willi Castro tagged up and arrived safely at third base; Shown ejected Williams for arguing a call at third during the sequence. At the time of the ejection, the Mud Hens were leading, 2-0. The Mud Hens ultimately won the contest, 9-3.

The International League, whose sportsmanship standards appear to differ ever so slightly from that of Major League Baseball, suspended Williams two games following his stunt in Toledo. This is Williams' fourth managerial suspension in his Minor League Baseball managerial career (MiLB also suspended him thrice for three games each).

Quipped the 39-year-old Williams, "I've calmed down with age."

This is Brady Williams' first last season as manager of the Bulls.

Wrap: Durham Bulls vs. Toledo Mud Hens, 6/30/19 | Video as follows:
Alternate Link: Whining Williams woozily walks wrapped white whipcord to well (TOL)


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