Posts Tagged ‘Weird Ejections

24
Apr
09

Yogi Berra Takes a Dump on the Field

Well, it’s finally happened; Master Yogi Berra, a bat and ball carrying dog for the Greensboro Grasshoppers, the Single A affiliate of the Marlin, was ejected from the game for “relieving” himself on the field.

In-between innings, as he regularly does, Master Yogi was chasing down a ball sent to center field, after picking up the ball, on his back he stopped and took a brief break, leaving his essence on the field. Home plate umpire Jason Hutchings was NOT amused and tossed Berra.

Team owner Donald Moore said Yogi was suffering through a stomach virus and then took a more sanguine approach to the accident, :

“When you gotta go, you gotta go. Yogi’s had a tough start to his season, and I hope this doesn’t get him down. He clearly couldn’t control himself out there. He’s such a competitor and he wanted to do his duties as he’s been trained. We all hope Yogi feels better soon and he returns to us ready to entertain our fans. You know, he’s volunteering his time out there, so I hope he doesn’t get fined too much (for his ejection). I don’t know the Rulebook like the back of my hand, but apparently a dog can’t do his business on the field. Let’s hope this is an isolated incident, and Yogi can learn from this experience.”

The Grasshoppers have since listed Yogi as day-to-day on the team’s injury report. I could have sworn Lenny Dykstra got ejected once for the same thing…

[Washington Post]




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