WATCH: Past ejections of current Tigers

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Sep 28, 2016; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler (3) reacts after first baseman Miguel Cabrera (not pictured) hits a three run home run during the fifth inning against the Cleveland Indians at Comerica Park. Game called for bad weather after 5 innings. Tigers win 6-3. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Baseball can be a very delicate sport at times. Picture it as the players, managers, and coaches as children running around and playing, and the umpires are the adults who basically babysit them, making sure nothing gets too out of control. If the child doesn’t like the rules enforced by the babysitter, they could be sent to timeout. In baseball terms, that means being ejected and watching the remainder of the game from the clubhouse.

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The Detroit Tigers have a pretty level-headed group of guys in the clubhouse, taking after the always calm, cool, and collected manager Brad Ausmus. But Ausmus has had his fair share of run-ins with the umpires, both as a player and a fairly new manager. As a former catcher, he could have more beef than the majority of the players, because catchers and umpires gain that relationship behind the plate for the next three hours.

Brad is just one of the handful of Tigers on the current roster who have been ejected at least once in their career. Let’s look back at who has lost their temper with a call made by an umpire.

Ron Gardenhire

We’ll kick the list of with the newest member of the Tigers: Ron Gardenhire. The new Tigers skipper has had his fair share of ejections as the manager of the Minnesota Twins. We’ll kick it off with a game from 2014 where Gardy was ejected after rightly arguing a foul tip hit the ground.

Then we’ll head to later in that same season when Gardy was ejected against the Tigers for arguing a fielder’s choice.

Miguel Cabrera

Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera has fallen victim to some really quick hooks from the umpires. Many of Miggy’s ejections are not only disputing balls and strikes (which is one battle a player will never win), but it comes in the middle of an at-bat. Take this July 2013 game against the Philadelphia Phillies.

Or this May 2014 game vs. the Cleveland Indians….

Or this September 2013 game in Chicago….

Or this May 2011 game in Minnesota.

Ian Kinsler

Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler has yet to get tossed as a member of the Detroit Tigers. Although when he was a member of the Texas Rangers from 2006-’13, he lost some arguments to the umpires.

Here is a clip from a June 2012 game, after Kinsler strikes out. The best part? Watch what he does to the home plate umpire at about the 1:02 mark of the video.

Kinsler must be good with those magic words the umpires never want to hear. That, or he is easily baited.

Boy, Ian is a victim of an umpire’s short fuse too.

Here’s one from 2015:

4 Tigers ejected in one game

In this game against the Los Angeles Angels, home plate umpire Mike Everitt had a bad night

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Posted by Alex Muller
MSU Graduate. Just a city boy born and raised in south Detroit. Baseball is life, a pitcher at heart. Freelance writer for MIPrepZone (News-Herald, Press & Guide).