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Washington Nationals' GM Mike Rizzo ejected in Atlanta; MLB has started inquiry...


I talked to Hunter [Wendelstedt] briefly, and he just said, ‘Hey we want to see what we can do about getting a certain guy out, basically I haven’t heard from MLB about anything.”


That “certain guy” it turns out, was actually the Nationals’ GM and President of Baseball Ops who was apparently voicing his disapproval with the umpire’s work throughout the series in the Braves’ home.


“The crew told the commissioner’s office Friday that Rizzo was hollering at umpires earlier in the Nationals-Braves series,” Walker added.


Major League Baseball responded to the AP’s request for a comment with a statement in which they said they have, in fact, started an inquiry into the incident.


We will expect Joe West’s crew to provide a full account of their perspective, and we will follow up with them accordingly.”


I saw [West] go to the phone in the Braves’ dugout and talk, and they sat there, and I look up and [Rizzo] is still sitting there and then game went on.






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