After his 40th career ejection, Ned Yost's grandson asked if the skipper was 'in timeout'
It didn't take long for Ned Yost to earn his 40th career ejection. In the first inning of the Royals' 5-2 victory over the Indians on Saturday, Yost was booted after arguing with the umpires when
While he was cooling his heels in the clubhouse, Yost received a very special phone call.
"I've mellowed in my years," Yost told MLB.com's Jeffrey Flanagan after the game. "What was funny is I was sitting up here [in the clubhouse] for 10 minutes, my phone rings and it was my wife. But it wasn't my wife, it was my 3-year-old grandson Jordan."
Here's that conversation:
"'Granddaddy, did you get thrown out of the game?'
I said 'Yeah Jordan, yeah I got thrown out of the game.'
Because I yelled at the umpire.
'Do you have to go to timeout now?'
Yes, granddaddy is in timeout."
From now on, all manager ejections should be referred to as managerial timeouts.