Logan Webb provided clarification regarding his verbal altercation with Tim Anderson — and Anderson’s subsequent ejection — after Wednesday’s Giants-White Sox game. Webb said that Anderson believed Webb tried to quick pitch him after he called timeout, and that Anderson believed that Webb knew he wasn’t ready.
Webb said that he believes the two had made eye contact and that it was clear to Webb he was ready to be pitched to.
“He called time, he got back in the box, he was looking at me, I was looking at him, so I started my wind-up,” Webb said postgame. “I wasn’t trying to quick pitch or anything. He took it that way I guess. He was yelling at me from the dugout for like five straight pitches. I looked at the dugout more than a couple times, once during the Robert at-bat and then after the [Luis] Robert at-bat. You can probably see what I said. Then he was just yelling back at me.”
The home plate umpire agreed with Webb’s assessment as he allowed Webb to throw a strike-three pitch as Anderson was out of the box. Webb didn’t agree with Anderson getting tossed, even if he was tired of hearing from him.
“I don’t necessarily think he should have got tossed,” Webb said. “He was talking to me, he wasn’t talking to the umpires, but I’m not going to listen to that shit for a bunch of pitches. It is what it is. I said what I said, that’s about it.”
Cameras showed Webb yelling into the White Sox dugout, telling Anderson to shut up
Anderson wanted to make it clear to the ump that his hollering from the dugout was actually directed at Webb. You don’t need to be a professional lip reader to make out that Anderson said, “I wasn’t talking to you, I was talking to that (pointing at Webb) motherfucker right there!” Anderson then called Webb “soft” as he left the dugout.
Anderson reportedly left the stadium without talking to reporters.