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Umpire Bob Davidson ejected a Phillies fan for heckling

New York Mets v Pittsburgh Pirates

PITTSBURGH - JUNE 12: Home plate umpire Bob Davidson yells at bench coach Jeff Banister #17 of the Pittsburgh Pirates after tossing him from the game against the New York Mets during the game on June 12, 2011 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

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Update #2 (11:24 PM EDT): Here’s Davidson explaining why he ejected the fan. Via CSN Philly’s Marshall Harris via Kevin Cooney of Calkins Media:


Update (9:27 PM EDT): Here’s video!

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The Giants-Phillies game at Citizens Bank Park on Tuesday night has been interesting and not just because it’s been an offense-packed, back-and-forth game. In the sixth inning, home plate umpire Bob Davidson ejected a fan who had been loudly heckling him throughout the game.

Meghan Montemurro of The News Journal has the details:

The Phillies fan is only the second person Davidson has ejected this year. The other was Anthony Rendon back on June 15. Rendon argued a called strike three.

The Phillies jumped out to a 6-0 lead after two innings against Madison Bumgarner, but the Giants fought back and scored five times in the fifth to tie it at 6-6. The Phillies scored once in the bottom half of the fifth, only to have their lead once again erased in the sixth on an Angel Pagan two-run home run. It’s currently 7-6 Giants.

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