An umpire was bizarrely handed his marching orders while officiating an independent league baseball game this past Sunday.
The game, which took place between Frontier League sides, the New York Boulders and the Tri-City ValleyCats, was delayed for 61 minutes during the first inning as the result of an altercation that began after Boulders player Tucker Nathans was ejected by umpire Warren Nicholson.
Things got heated between the two men, who were seen screaming in each other’s faces and really took off when Nicholson, the first base umpire, put a hand on the player and, in a very rare occurrence, got ejected himself.
He would exit the field through the center field fence and was replaced by Lou DeLuise, who lives close to the stadium.
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The game was also marred by cheating accusations from ValleyCats manager Pete Incaviglia, a former MLB player. The Times Union is reporting that the Boulders took their center-field camera after it was alleged that they were using it to steal signs.
Nicholson had asked the team to remove a league-approved tablet from the dugout after Incaviglia’s assertions, which is what led to the heated exchange described above.
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