Friday, July 08, 2011

Box score of the week

Hey, did you notice the Pittsburgh Pirates have a winning record? This is the latest they've been above the .500 mark since 1992, which was the last time they qualified for the postseason.

Anyhow, let's check out a Pirates game from ten years ago as they hosted the Milwaukee Brewers on June 26, 2001.


In this game against the Milwaukee Brewers, Pirates manager Lloyd McClendon saw two questionable calls made against his Pirates by the first base umpire, Rick Reed. After Jason Kendall was called out at first base, McClendon went onto the field to argue the call. After being ejected from the game, McClendon tore up first base and walked off the field with it, later throwing it into the dugout. Rather than risk McClendon's wrath by retrieving the base, the field crew replaced the base with a new one.


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