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MLB pitchers ejected, fined after national anthem standoff goes too far

May 8, 2023

A national anthem standoff between Boston Red Sox reliever Kutter Crawford and Philadelphia Phillies left-hander Matt Strahm not only resulted in an ejection, MLB has fined them as well.

There have been standoffs in the past in multiple sports, with players wanting to be the last one off the field, court or ice following the anthem.

But with MLB’s new pitch clock requirements, umpires had to eject both players after receiving a warning they would be thrown out if they didn’t go back into their respective dugouts.

Source: Fox News

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