GIFs: Buck Showalter Ejected For Arguing With Umpire Larry Vanover

GIFs: Buck Showalter Ejected For Arguing With Umpire Larry Vanover

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Nick Markakis has one of the best eyes in baseball. According to FanGraphs.com’s PITCHf/x data, Markakis swings at only 25.5 percent of the pitches he sees outside of the strikezone.

That’s why when home plate umpire Larry Vanover called a outside 0-1 changeup a strike, Orioles manager Buck Showalter went ballistics.

GIFs after the bump.

Buck Showalter ejected for arguing balls and strikes

Buck Showalter argues with umpire Larry Vanover

As you can see from Brooks Baseball’s PITCHf/x data, Vanover was way off in his strike two call on Markakis.

Nick Markakis PITCHf/x - August 3, 2013

It was Showalter’s second ejection this season, his 26th overall.