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Furious Joe Girardi argues balls and strikes, gets 'Mutumbo'd' and tossed

Joe Girardi gets throw out after arguing balls and strikes

With the Yankees and Angels tied 1-1 in the top of the eighth inning on Monday night, Brett Gardner took a strike with the bases loaded. Here is said strike below:


Joe Girardi disagreed with the call by home-plate umpire Laz Diaz. Like really, really disagreed:


Girardi was tossed and his team was unable to score that inning. Diaz would also toss Yankees pitcher Shawn Kelley in the bottom of the eighth with this maneuver:


After the game, Girardi discussed his ejection, saying that Diaz had given him the "Mutumbo" a few innings before and he "didn't appreciate that."

The Yankees lost 4-1.

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