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Max Muncy trolls Madison Bumgarner with 'Go get it out of the ocean' shirt

Max Muncy trolls Madison Bumgarner with 'Go get it out of the ocean' shirt

Max Muncy may not want a feud with Madison Bumgarner, but he isn't letting their beef from last weekend die just yet.

Six days after the Giants ace yelled at Muncy for walking out of the batter's box on a long home run, the Dodgers infielder was wearing a new t-shirt before Friday's game against the Cubs.

Dodgers teammate Kike Hernandez got in on the act as well.

The phrase on the shirt is in reference to what Muncy says he yelled back at Bumgarner as he rounded the bases on his homer.

According to Muncy, Bumgarner said 'Don't watch the ball. You run." That prompted Muncy to respond by saying, "If you don't want me to watch the ball, you can go get it out of the ocean."

So a company called RotoWear created a t-shirt with the phrase.

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We're fairly certain news of Muncy and Hernandez wearing the shirt will make its way back to Bumgarner and the Giants. They likely won't forget when the two teams meet next week in Los Angeles.

Grab your popcorn because Bumgarner is scheduled to pitch on Thursday in the series finale.

Watch Giants prospect Jacob Heyward get ejected on call by robot umpire

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Watch Giants prospect Jacob Heyward get ejected on call by robot umpire

Players getting angry towards an umpire is synonymous with baseball. And during the Arizona Fall League, it's no different ... even if you're arguing with technology.

During a Tuesday fall league game, Giants outfield prospect Jacob Heyward, the younger brother of Cubs outfielder Jason Heyward, was ejected after striking out on a call made by a robot umpire:

Looks low and inside, right?

But if you scroll to the next photo of the Instagram post, the pitch tracker shows it was, indeed, a strike. 

So who (or what) was Heyward yelling at if he was unsatisfied with the call? Heyward appears to claim his displeasure wasn't with the home plate umpire -- who simply was relaying the call from a computer system -- but he was ejected nevertheless.

This year, the automated ball-strike system (ABS) has been implemented to use at all games being played at Salt River Fields in Scottsdale, Ariz.

The independent Atlantic League first tested the technology, which includes a real-life umpire still manning duties behind the plate. The ump receives communications via an earpiece that's connected to an iPhone, and then relays the call from the TrackMan computer system.

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Yes, it's complicated.

Despite Heyward's reaction, the data shows the pitch was a strike. And even if this is the case from now on (MLB will sometimes adopt these "experiments" down the line) the human element of emotions still will always come into play. 

MLB rumors: Giants interested in Royals' Mike Matheny for manager job

MLB rumors: Giants interested in Royals' Mike Matheny for manager job

The carousel continues to turn for the Giants manager job.

Former Giants catcher Mike Matheny has drawn interest from San Francisco for its managerial position, MLB.com’s Jeffrey Flanagan reports.

Matheny played his final two MLB seasons with the Giants and retired from baseball in 2007. The four-time Gold Glove winner managed the Cardinals from 2012-18, finishing with 591 wins and 474 losses, good for a .555 winning percentage. 

He has spent the past two seasons with the Kansas City Royals as a special advisor for player development. 

[RELATED: Source: Giants interested in Cubs' Venable for manager job]

It is important to note the Giants have not been reported to have reached out to Matheny or brought him in for an interview.

As the process continues, Matheny is not likely to be the last name we hear associated with interviewing to take over for Bruce Bochy in San Francisco.