Showalter tossed after blown call by Cuzzi
Orioles manager Buck Showalter has kept his cool this season despite his team's mounting loss total and poor play, but he just let third base umpire Phil Cuzzi have it, and earned his second ejection of the season.
With Adam Jones on first and Nick Markakis on second base and one out in the bottom of the fifth, Markakis and Jones took off on a double steal. Chicago White Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski threw to third and Brent Morel tagged Markakis on the elbow while Markakis' hands were already on the base.
Cuzzi didn't quite see it that way and called Markakis out. Markakis immediately popped up to argue and so did third base coach Willie Randolph. Showalter then took up the argument and got a little latitude before he was ejected.
Showalter kicked dirt across the third-base bag on his way to the dugout. He got a nice ovation.
Orioles currently trail 4-3 in the top of the seventh.