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Avatar of GI KoreaBy on September 27th, 2009 at 9:05 am

Video of Ichiro Suzuki Ejected for First Time from Baseball Game

The most hated baseball player by Koreans, Ichiro Suzuki has just made another major league first for him, this time it wasn’t for anything good:

Seattle Mariners outfielder Ichiro Suzuki(notes) was ejected from Saturday’s game against the Blue Jays for arguing a called third strike, the first time in his career he’s been thrown out of a game.The prolific hitter used his bat to draw a line on the outer edge of the plate, demonstrating that he thought David Purcey’s(notes) strike-three pitch was outside.

Home plate umpire Brian Runge immediately tossed Suzuki, who argued briefly before Mariners manager Don Wakamatsu walked him off the field.

Michael Saunders(notes) replaced Suzuki in the lineup.

Suzuki went 0-3, dropping his average to .353. He’s second to Minnesota catcher Joe Mauer(notes) in the American League batting race.  [Yahoo Sports]

Here is video of the ejection:

I have to say that has to be about the lamest ejection I have ever seen given by umpire for ejecting someone for drawing a line in the dirt.  I am willing to bet the umpire was just trying to make a name for himself and it worked.

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  • Dr.Yu
    11:22 am on September 27th, 2009 1

    Hahaha !!!

    Sayonara Mr. Ichiro …

  • DoDDsEurope/Pac
    2:23 am on January 18th, 2010 2

    There is no questioning balls and strikes in baseball. From Little League to the MLB. However, there are ways around it. Yet, if u not only verbally question balls and strikes, but draw a line in the ground…your gone. Not wise to show up an umpire. The greatest pure hitter who ever lived, Ted Williams NEVER questioned or argued a third strike.

    On the other hand, these kimchee eaters better get ready to see a Japanese in the MLB Hall of Fame. Ichuro will be there. Maybe Byong yong Kim could be there for….the one player who almost single handedly became the Yankee MVP my giving up those 3 homeruns in the 9th inning when trying to be a closer for the Diamondbacks nearly 10 years ago.

    California Interscholastic Federation Umpire and DoDDs Baseball coach

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