Jonathan Papelbon Was Ejected For Grabbing His Junk, Then Got Physical With Umpire Joe West


Philadelphia Daily News

Just a banner day for Philadelphia Phillies reliever Jonathan Papelbon. He made a three-run disappear, got booed lustily by the hometown crowd and got angry. He then grabbed his junk whole walking toward his dugout as a not-so-subtle gesture of his own displeasure with getting booed.

His actions did not go unnoticed by Worst Umpire in the World Joe West, who walked over to the dugout gave the ol’ heave-ho.

Papelbon, clearly unhappy with all the developments, decided to get all chesty toward West, who basically tossed him aside like a rag doll.

The whole sequence would have been more at home in a WWE brodcast than a baseball game.

Papelbon is maintaining his innocence, saying he didn’t intentionally make an obscene gesture toward the crowd.

// really? Tell us more, sir.

[H/T: Larry Brown Sports]