|Phillies manager Manuel tossed for arguing disputed homer|
|Written by Admin|
|Sunday, 13 April 2008 10:34|
Mark DeRosa hit a high drive off Jamie Moyer down the left-field line leading off the inning. Third-base umpire Adrian Johnson called it fair, though replays showed the ball was just foul.
Phillies left fielder Pat Burrell immediately trotted in to state his case and Manuel ran out to express his opinion.
After the umpires refused to overturn the call following a brief meeting, Manuel continued arguing and was tossed for the 18th time in his four seasons in Philadelphia. Bench coach Jimy Williams took over the managing duties for Manuel.