Friday, August 10, 2012

Box Score of the Week

The California Los Angeles Anaheim Angels host the Kansas City Royals on August 4, 1999.


With his team in the midst of a slump‚ Angels' batting coach Rod Carew suggests the club use a single bat through the starting lineup as a way of loosening up the players. When leadoff hitter Orlando Palmeiro strikes out in bottom half of the first inning‚ he drops the bat for the next hitter to use. Umpire Tim Tschida sees this as an act of defiance and ejects Palmeiro from the game. Anaheim manager Terry Collins eventually convinces Tschida that Palmeiro wasn't trying to show him up‚ and the umpire changes his decision and allows him to stay in the game.


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