MLB Ump Tim Timmons surprised everyone by ejecting the Orioles’ ground crew from the game as they stood near the dugout waiting to roll out the tarp as a light rain fell.
The crew wearing their orange shirts had come out onto the sidelines at the top of the ninth inning to stand behind the tarp, preparing to roll it out if the game went on time out during the rain. But the ump was apparently very perturbed by the crew standing there.
Timmons began pointing at the crew and giving them the old heave-ho.
At first, the crew didn’t quite know what Timmons was doing. But when they realized they had been tossed from the game, they filed off in an orderly line.