Madison Bumgarner’s ejection, reframed as umpire fan fiction

Wednesday’s DiamondbacksMarlins game in Miami was the setting of what was the most recent unintentionally comedic episode of The Ump Show.

Madison Bumgarner, who started the game for the D-backs, was ejected after the first inning by first base umpire Dan Bellino during what should have been a routine sticky stuff inspection. It was a puzzling scene. It’s immediately clear upon watching the clip of the ejection that MadBum wasn’t tossed for cheating. He simply had the ass. Which absolutely checks out. After all, this is Bumgarner, the oldest 32-year-old pitcher the game has ever known. But there was more to the ejection than that.

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