Former MLB pitcher Frank Viola, who is now the pitching coach for the High Point Rockers of the Atlantic League, became the first person ejected for arguing with a robot umps call. After one of his pitchers walked a batter, the Rockers pitching coach began shouting obscenities at the umpire from the dugout.
Viola was warned and then tossed, making him the first man in the history of baseball to be thrown out of a game because of a disagreement with the robot umps strike zone. Once ejected, he made sure to make it a little more entertaining.
Robot umpire or no robot umpire, and in almost any era of baseball, the pitch that put Viola over the top has always been a ball. Maybe he needs some glasses…
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