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Tigers Manager Jim Leyland Gets The Heave Ho Last Night [VIDEO]

So the Tigs beat Toronto last night 4-2 in a makeup game of a rained out game from earlier this season. The Tigers stay in first place with the win. Jim Leyland got an early exit in the 7th inning after he had “issues” with a call from first base umpire Ed Rapuano.

Andy Dirks bunted after Ryan Raburn’s leadoff single in the inning. The bunt was particularly good — it got past reliever Jason Frasor, which forced second baseman Aaron Hill to field it — and the bang-bang play initially resulted in Rapuano ruling Dirks safe, on grounds that first baseman Adam Lind was pulled off the bag. Upon consultation with home-plate umpire Alfonso Marquez, Rapuano reversed the call, which brought Leyland steaming from the dugout.

Here’s the video of the play and Leyland getting his money’s worth…

Here’s the real difference between ballplayers and us in the real world. Never mind the fancy travel, million dollar contracts or incredible health insurance. It’s the fact you can argue a call, get ejected, and then you are done for the night. Imagine if you had an argument with your boss, he ejects you, and you go home early–and still get paid and everything. Hmmmm…

Jim gets canned! (Dave Reginek/Getty Images North America)

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