White Sox Bench Coach Accomplishes Rare Feat, Gets Ejected BEFORE First Pitch (Video)
In the history of baseball, coaches and managers have been ejected in so many different ways for so many different reasons. However, I’d be willing to bet that 99% of these ejections occurred during an actual game.
This is what makes the ejection of White Sox bench coach Mark Parent on Sunday so remarkable. The guy went out to home plate to present Chicago’s lineup card to the umpiring crew and managed to get himself ejected before a pitch was even thrown.
The best part? The reaction of the woman who had gone out there with Parent.
Take a look:
So what happened? Well, according to White Sox manager Robin Ventura, while presenting Sunday’s lineup card, Parent decided to take the opportunity to get a few gripes off his chest from the previous two games. Apparently, crew chief Jerry Layne did not appreciate his tone, so he tossed him immediately.
According to the Chicago Tribune, Sox catcher Josh Phegley was pretty amused.
“I went out there and there was a lady out there helping him take the lineup card out,” he recounted. “She was kind of standing back from the group. That was interesting. So I started talking to her and I asked Alan Porter, the home plate umpire: ‘Did [Parent] get ran right there?’ And he was like, ‘Yeah, he did.’ So I said, ‘Well, we’re getting along already.'”
That’s good stuff.