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Joe West calls security to eject Nationals GM Mike Rizzo during loss to Braves

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Before the Nationals could finish their series finale against the Atlanta Braves on Sunday, an odd situation unfolded in Truist Park. 

Security was called on somebody in the top of the seventh inning in Washington's 10-3 loss to the Atlanta Braves. The loss dropped Washington to 14-25 on the season. 

The altercation took place when the Nationals were all but out of the contest, trailing 7-1. Umpire Joe West called for security to eject Washington general manager Mike Rizzo. West said postgame that Rizzo was yelling from his luxury suite to complain about balls and strikes calls. 

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“I wouldn’t take that from a player. I wouldn’t take that from a manager," said West. "If it was Donald Trump, I’d eject him, too. But I’d still vote for him.”