Nationals manager Dave Martinez gets money's worth following ejection vs. Cubs

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A classic Major League Baseball manager ejection took place at Wrigley Field on Wednesday.

Let's just say Washington Nationals manager Dave Martinez got his money's worth.

It was the top of the seventh inning when shorstop Trea Turner struck out on a pitch that sailed past Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras. Turner took off for first base, but the first-base umpire Chris Conroy ruled he'd run out of the baseline as Contreras' errant throw went into right field.

Martinez stormed out of the dugout, took first base out of the ground and slammed it on the ground. For good measure, he added a kick.

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“I sat there and was beside myself every time I watched it,” Martinez said after the game. “Trea ran as straight as he possibly could have run to the base.”

Martinez's base slam came after home plate umpire Pat Hoberg ejected the skipper for tracing Turner's steps to the bag.

Manager Dave Martinez of the Washington Nationals argues with umpires in the 7th inning against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field.
Manager Dave Martinez of the Washington Nationals argues with umpires in the 7th inning against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field.

“Honestly, I am beside myself now with this whole out-of-the-baseline thing, I really am,” Martinez said, via MLB.com. “I mean, I think it's awful. And there's two parts to the rule, I get it. The second part of the rule is a judgment call. For me, it's a bad judgment, plain and simple.”

Contributing: Associated Press

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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Nationals' Dave Martinez ejection features first base slam, kick