Advertisement

 LOS ANGELES (AP) -Dodgers third base coach Larry Bowa was ejected in the sixth inning of Tuesday night's game against the San Francisco Giants, apparently for arguing after he was told to stay within the boundaries of the coaching box.
The Dodgers had two on and two outs in a scoreless game when third base umpire Larry Montague gestured to Bowa. The two came together, the discussion got heated, and Bowa was tossed.
Bowa had to be restrained by manager Joe Torre and bench coach Bob Shaefer before leaving the field. Once in the dugout, the fiery former manager turned over a bucket of Gatorade.
First base coach Mariano Duncan moved to third and hitting coach Mike Easler took over at first.
Major League Baseball announced in late February that starting this year, first- and third-base coaches must not cross the lines toward home plate or the field until batted balls pass them. Only then can they take up other spots to guide runners.
In November, general managers decided big league base coaches must wear protective headgear this year, starting with exhibition games.
Double-A first base coach Mike Coolbaugh was killed by a line drive to the neck last season.
Third-base coaches routinely stand much closer to the plate than the lines permit, trying to get a better look at where outfielders are positioned.

Recent MLB Discussions

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail Rangers vs. Royals Prediction Will the Rangers or Royals win the rubber match today in Kansas City when the two teams square off at 2:15PM ET?
Thumbnail Brewers not backing down from Cubbies Evidently, twirling 7 2/3 innings of one-run ball against the defending National League champions just isn’t good enough for Jon Lester.
Thumbnail Angels vs. Astros Free Pick Can the Angels avoid being swept by the Astros when the two AL West teams meet at 2:10PM ET?
Thumbnail Last-place Twins standing up to Red Sox Rick Porcello boasts an undefeated record at Fenway Park this season. That’s a very good thing, because Boston finds itself in a...
Thumbnail Tigers vs. White Sox Pick The Detroit Tigers and Chicago White Sox wrap up an AL Central series today when they meet up at 2:10PM ET.
More inMLB Articles  
Advertisement

MLB Team Pages

Advertisement