Bruce Bochy might be one of the oldest managers in MLB, but he’s still got the fire of a young man when something hacks him off.
That happened on Tuesday evening when Bochy was tossed from the Rangers-White Sox game, for arguing a fairly baffling call. Chicago took the lead in the eighth inning after umpires ruled that catcher Jonah Heim blocked home plate, not allowing runner Elvis Andrus a clear lane. Andrus was tagged out, but the call was overturned.
Problem is, replays appeared to show that Andrus did indeed have a clear lane. The highly questionable call was enough to set off Bochy, who stormed out of the dugout with hat in hand, and was tossed after about three seconds while he argued the call.
Though he was hot last night, Bochy has to feel good about his new club. The Rangers (45-28) have the second best record in the American League, and at +150 have the best run differential in baseball.