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Atlanta Braves Manager Fredi Gonzalez Ejected by Chad Fairchild After Blown Call

July 25th, 2013 at 3:32 PM
By Cody Fields

The Atlanta Braves haven't exactly had the best luck with umpires this season. Fredi Gonzalez was ejected by Chad Fairchild for arguing New York Mets third baseman David Wright should have had a ground rule double instead of a triple in the sixth inning of Thursday's game.

Wright's hit bounced in play and caromed off the railing beyond the left-center field wall. Reed Johnson raised his hands to indicate the ball had gone out of play, but no call was made, allowing a run to score.

Gonzalez argued the call by going to Fairchild, who was umpiring third base. When he couldn't get Fairchild to convene the umpires and get the call right, he went to home plate to ask crew chief Jeff Kellogg, but Fairchild followed Gonzalez down the foul line.

That led to a resumption of the argument and Fairchild ejecting Gonzalez.

 

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Tags: Atlanta, Atlanta Braves, Baseball, Chad Fairchild, Fredi Gonzalez, Jeff Kellogg, MLB, New York Mets

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