(CBS) It seemed unlikely that mild-mannered Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant would ever get ejected from a major league game. As cool as they come, the reigning NL MVP rarely gets upset during a game.
But Bryant’s temper was spurred during the fourth inning of Tuesday’s game with the White Sox at Wrigley Field when a pitch from left-hander Carlos Rodon that replays showed was well inside was called strike three. It was Bryant’s third strikeout in as many at-bats.
Bryant threw his hand up and began yelling at home plate umpire Lance Barksdale, who then ejected Bryant as he walked back toward the dugout. It was the first career ejection for Bryant in the big leagues.
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