Minor League PA announcer ejected

Posted on June 10, 2007 

After playing clip from ‘Major League’, PA announcer ejected

A public address announcer who was ejected for inciting criticism of an umpire at a minor-league baseball game served his league-sanctioned sentence Friday night by spending an inning in the ump’s shoes.

Mike Murray, the announcer for the independent Golden Baseball League’s Reno Silver Sox, was ejected Thursday night between the seventh and eighth innings of Reno’s 6-5 loss to the Chico Outlaws at Peccole Park.

Home plate umpire Tyler Ramsey tossed him and ordered the P.A. system shut down after Murray played a sound bite of a Bob Uecker line from the 1989 movie “Major League” — “Personally, I think we got hosed on that call” — following a close call against the home team at first base.

After reviewing the ejection report, GBL commissioner Kevin Outcalt determined the appropriate disciplinary action would be for Murray to work the first inning of Friday night’s game between the two teams as the third base umpire.


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