Watch: Blue Jays hitting coach ejected before first pitch

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Toronto Blue Jays hitting coach Guillermo Martinez was ejected before the first pitch of Wednesday afternoon’s game.

Martinez was upset with the previous night’s calls, and let the umpiring staff have it while exchanging the lineup carps. Umpire Doug Eddings was the guilty party on Tuesday, as he missed a season-high 29 calls in the Jays eventual loss to the Chicago White Sox.

As you can see, some of those were utterly atrocious. Bad strike calls are rarely the sole reason a team loses, but in a season in which one game can make all the difference, the coaching staff sometimes has to bite the bullet for their players, and hope some good, old-fashioned screaming will get the point across.

At least Martinez shook hands prior to yelling. He knows how to keep it classy.

Blue Jays and White Sox are tired of bad umpires

Were it not for Martinez, someone on either team would’ve stepped to the plate during Wednesday’s game. Tuesday’s matchup featured the worst umpiring performance of the season, and that’s saying something. Angel Hernandez remains an MLB umpire! He’s nowhere to be seen here.

Perhaps Martinez’s words meant something after all, as the Jays responded by taking White Sox pitcher Lucas Giolito to task. A Bo Bichette grand slam put Toronto up a touchdown by the middle innings.

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