Ben Zobrist unleashed the perfect burn on an umpire to land his first-ever ejection

Firsts can be few and far between deep into MLB careers.

But Chicago Cubs utility player Ben Zobrist, a 16-year veteran of the League, managed to snag one. He had never been ejected, at any level of professional baseball, ever – that’s 1,562 game in the majors alone – until the ninth inning of the Cubs vs. Brewers game Tuesday afternoon.

The mild-mannered 37-year-old couldn’t hold his anger in any longer after home plate umpire Phil Cuzzi made a couple of questionable strike calls throughout the game. So in the ninth inning, he unleashed the most Ben Zobrist burn of all-time, getting him booted.

Zobrist told Cuzzi: “That’s why we want electronic strike zones.” And that was that.

Source: Torrey Hart, Yahoo.com

Link has video of Zobrist’s comments after the game, as well as a chart of the pitches in the AB that got him upset.

1 comment for “Ben Zobrist unleashed the perfect burn on an umpire to land his first-ever ejection

  1. Michael Young
    August 15, 2018 at 11:29 am

    While I didn’t like how Zobrist and the Cubs used the Mets a couple of years ago to establish his “market” price as a FA 2nd baseman that the Mets SA had hoped would be a better choice over FA Daniel Murphy – the worst decision, IMO, any Mets GM ever made However, I fully agree with him and MLB’s Eric Byrnes that the auto strike zone would vastly improve the integrity of major league baseball. Thanks for this article.

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