On getting tossed last night.
Allow JJO, who knows more than us, to set the scene:
What had been a splendid evening of baseball soured a bit in the bottom of the eighth. Shortly after Hawkins issued a two-out walk to Lee, home plate umpire Mike Everitt and Hawkins began exchanging words after Ramirez took a ball to put the count at 1-1.
Everitt yelled at Hawkins, who countered with a response that prompted Everitt to eject him.
“I thought it was a strike. And I told (Everitt), ‘Come on, I need that pitch.’ He don’t need any help.’ He said, ‘Knock it off.’ I waved him off, and he threw me out of the game. Maybe he was having a bad day. I thought he had determined who he wanted to win the game anyway.”
So just in case you're not following, LaHawk said he thought Everitt had already decided who he wanted to win the game. And it wasn't the away team.