Posted August 16, 2012

Matt Kemp ejected; then bumps umpire

MLB

Dodgers slugger Matt Kemp was ejected from Thursday’s game against the Pirates. He then made contact with an umpire. Kemp will likely be suspended and fined for his actions. (Joe Sargent/Getty Images)

Rule number one in not getting fined, ejected or suspended. Don’t touch the officials on the field.

Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp did not heed that advice as he was tossed in the second inning for arguing balls and strikes in Thursday afternoon’s game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Then, to make matters worse, Kemp made contact with an umpire.

Andre Ethier was at bat when Kemp was ejected and Kemp was thrown out of the game from the dugout where he was yelling at home-plate umpire Angel Campos. Kemp struck out in the first inning in his first at-bat.

Kemp made his way to home plate and had to be restrained by Dodgers manager Don Mattingly and other Dodgers’ coaches. Mattingly was also ejected for the sixth time this season, which leads the majors.


4 comments
colbymcaloney1
colbymcaloney1

Replace all umpires with cameras and computers that can make the right calls! It is not worth having umpires if they make bad calls if or not intentional.

ChristopherBachman
ChristopherBachman

Angel Campos is a little bitch, (literally a short, little, bitch.) i love his expressions when the players get in his face because the douche bag really believes he is in the right, trying to have the mentality of a cop or something as if he truly is the law...  i say short mans syndrome? He wanted total control of this game like a dictator, completely ignorant. The league needs to not punish the Dodgers players or coaches, rather the MLB needs to FIRE CAMPOS, umpires like him DO NOT DESERVE to be an umpire in this league. btw, this is NOT the first altercation with this umpire this season. Angels know him pretty well also from April.

Mark18
Mark18

sounds like roid rage.

1776blues
1776blues

Bad calls will produce anger from players. The Ump should have been ejected!