Ejected for a spitter

Thomas Galvin links to a story about Astro star Roger Clemens, who was kicked out of his 10-year-old son’s baseball game after a disputed tag at second base.

Ejected from a youth league game after his 10-year-old son was called out in a close play, Clemens was banished to the parking lot after an umpire said the Rocket spit a sunflower seed at him.

Parents say Clemens didn’t argue about the call. The rival team’s second basemen admits he missed the tag.

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  1. As if we actually needed even MORE proof that Clemens is a schmuck.

  2. Mike in Texas says:

    Too bad Piazza was stopped before he could take the piece of bat Clemens through at him and bash his head with it.

  3. Walter E. Wallis says:

    But Roger is richer so he must be right.

  4. Mike in Texas says:

    Whoops!! I shouldn’t make emotionally charged statements late at night. Of course Clemens THREW the bat.

  5. John from OK says:

    Did anyone clock that sunflower seed?

  6. Anonymous says:

    it seems that the question should be: did parents say he didn’t spit a sunflower seed? from your intial clippiing, him arguing was not at issue.

  7. First the All-Star game and then this!

  8. Someone on Fark.com suggested the ump should sell the sunflower seed in question on eBay.

  9. Shawn Lee says:

    How is this an issue? It looks like the ump went on a power trip and threw out Clemens because he could.

  10. David Salmanson says:

    Most of the press has retracted large elements of the story (Clemens argued the call, etc.) The real question is, as one of the guys at ESPN.com asked, Why does little league have a national tournament for 8-year olds? Why was this kid from Houston playing at a game hundreds of miles from home?

  11. Mad Scientist says:
  12. The headline makes it out like Clemens misbehaved but the facts indicate that the ump was to blame.