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Ben Zobrist said he got ejected because he told ump that baseball needed electronic strike zone

For The Win logo For The Win 8/14/2018 Andrew Joseph
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Cubs second baseman Ben Zobrist was ejected from Tuesday's 7-0 loss to the Brewers. It was the first ejection of Zobrist's MLB career. So, as you can imagine, he was asked about the moment after the game.

His response was absolutely epic.

Zobrist told reporters that he let home plate umpire Phil Cuzzi know that baseball needed an electronic strike zone. Zobrist had argued the call after his strikeout, but wasn't ejected (despite some pointing and yelling). He returned to argue the call between innings and unleashed that burn at Cuzzi.

I won't turn this article into an argument for electronic strike zones, but Zobrist speaks the truth. Why leave something so vital - like balls and strikes - up to the subjective interpretation of one person when every broadcast tracks the strike zone electronically?

Zobrist was clearly upset about these calls that led to the strikeout.

While Zobrist's ejection-worthy comment was awesome, nothing will top A.J. Pierzynski's one-liner to an umpire back in 2014. That's still in first place.


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