37 year old Ben Zobrist was ejected for the first time in his career during Tuesday’s Cubs loss to the Brewers.
Zobrist said he was ejected after telling umpire Phil Cuzzi that he wants an electronic strike zone following a terrible call.
#Cubs Ben Zobrist was ejected for the first time in his career. He said umpire Phil Cuzzi did not want to have a conversation with him about going back to make an adjustment after missing a call in a previous AB.
— Josh Frydman (@Josh_Frydman) August 14, 2018
Here was the strike three call that Zobrist didn’t agree with and a little bit more on how the ejection played out.
Ben Zobrist to umpire Phil Cuzzi: "That's why we want an electronic strike zone."
— NBC Sports Chicago (@NBCSChicago) August 14, 2018
In the end, the Cubs lost 7-0 and the bad call had no effect on the outcome, but it is fun to trash umpires in postgame interviews. You can’t do that with an electronic strike zone.