Fan Ejected from Brewers GameSeptember 8, 2010
There was one fan that was forced to leave the game before watching Trevor Hoffman earn his 600th save. That fan was Sean A. Ottow.
A player, a manager,a coach and even a fan were ejected Tuesday night during the Milwaukee Brewers’ 4-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals.
In the bottom of the seventh, home plate umpire Bob Davidson stopped the game and walked to the stands near the backstop netting and motioned for a fan, Sean A. Ottow, 44, of Waukesha, Wis., wearing a T-shirt with a Brewers logo on it to leave his seat. An usher motioned for him to leave, and the fan stood and posed with his arms extended in the air in a V shape while drawing loud cheers from the fans.
Ottow was cited for disorderly conduct by police and ejected. He said he was heckling Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina.
“But I never swore at him,” Ottow said while handcuffed to a bench on Miller Park’s service level. “He just got the umpire to throw me out. We were bantering back and forth and I guess Molina couldn’t take it anymore.
“You’d think these guys would have tougher skin than that,” he said.
Ottow was able to watch the game on television while being processed in the Police Command Post at Miller Park and took pleasure when Molina struck out looking to end the eighth.
“I don’t care how much this costs me… you’re a loser Molina!” he shouted.
Molina declined to comment.
In the second, Milwaukee manager Ken Macha was thrown out by second base umpire Tim Timmons while arguing a call that cost the Brewers a run.
Cardinals pitching coach Dave Duncan was ejected from the dugout by Davidson in the third for arguing a called ball on a pitch from starter Kyle Lohse to Corey Hart.
In the fifth, Milwaukee centre-fielder Chris Dickerson was called out on strikes and slammed his helmet to the ground while walking back to the dugout, getting an immediate ejection from Davidson.
The call that got Macha ejected occurred with runners on the corners and no outs. Milwaukee starter Chris Narveson hit into a double play that appeared to let Jonathan Lucroy score from third, but Timmons ruled that Craig Counsell had interfered with shortstop Tyler Greene’s throw to first by running out of the baseline.
Under rule 7.09(f) the ball becomes dead once the interference is called, and Lucroy was forced to return to third. Rickie Weeks followed with a pop out to end the inning.
“It was a strange game for sure with all the questionable calls, but the way it turned out — I think that’s what everybody’s going to remember,” Counsell said of Trevor Hoffman earning his 600th save in the game.
Trevor Hoffman should feel lucky that Bob Davidson didn’t throw him out of the game before he’d be able to get to his 600th save. Bob Davidson seems like kind of a douche. Good for the fan!