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What Did Jose Bautista Say to Get Ejected, Anyway?

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Yesterday, Jose Bautista enjoyed a joyous and tearful send-off from Blue Jays fans as he very likely played his last Blue Jays home game after ten years in Toronto.

Then on Monday night, Bautista apparently wanted to get in one last ejection in for old time’s sake. He did what he’s often done over his 14-year career and Joey Bats gave the home plate umpire a piece of his mind after a questionable call.

Anytime a player gets tossed, I’m always curious about the reasoning behind the ejection. Thanks to the advent of MLB.TV’s Ballpark Sounds, we can get a pretty good idea of what Bautista yelled at home plate umpire Chad Fairchild.



If you remember, we did this very same exercise a few months back for a heated John Gibbons ejection, so let’s bring back the amateur lipreading to decipher what got Bautista ejected from this game.

Oh no! God damn it! That’s twice. That’s twice! That was outside. That was a ball.

Why? Because I said it was a ball you’re going to throw me out? Because I said it was a ball?

What do you want? You want me to get angry at you? No. You’re the one who screwed up. That’s on you. And you f**cked up twice.

In terms of heated exchanges at home plate, that’s actually pretty tame. Among the resume of Bautista’s ejections, that confrontation was pretty PG as well. It may be his final week as a Blue Jay, but good to see Bautista still has some fire left in him.

Ian has been writing about the Toronto Blue Jays since 2007. He enjoyed the tail-end of the Roy Halladay era and vividly remembers the Alex Rodriguez “mine” incident. He’ll also retell the story of Game 5 of the ALDS to his kids for the next 20 years.

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3 Comments

  1. Sue

    September 26, 2017 - 7:52 am

    Good for Jose Bautista! I’m sorry may it be it is not Sportsman like to do what he did however I am in full agreement with Jose because as a fan watching the game from my own home that Empire was in the wrong not once but twice and as far as I’m concerned Jose gave him just exactly what he needed except for the profanity mind you but when you’re heated these things happen. So one more time good for you Jose good for you!

  2. John

    September 26, 2017 - 9:01 am

    Jose gets on the average one bad call per at bat. His history of walks is a testament to his good eye at the plate. Many umps show a dislike for him and as a result he gets burned. Sad!

  3. Connie Fortune

    September 29, 2017 - 6:15 pm

    I agree with Jose also! He has a valid argument. Like John said, he has a great eye for pitches & knows what he’s talking about. I like when the broadcasts have the pitch tracker, the umps are wrong about 60 – 70% of the time. If I made that many mistakes on my job, I’d be fired. I think the umpires should be thrown out too when they make calls that are obviously wrong. Why should the players be the only ones punished? If the umps are, we never hear about it. I think it’s only fair. Too, instead of homeplate umpires, just use the pitch trackers or Stat Cast to call balls & strikes. Just put them in a safe place so the batters can’t destroy them! We’ve seen the damage they do to the water coolers & Gatorade buckets!

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