As this is the first season that video replays have introduced in the MLB for plate calls, it was always going to be a year of many firsts.
We had the first appeal, followed swiftly by the first successful appeal but Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell got a replay related first he won't be proud of in years to come.
Farrell was ejected from Sunday night's game against the New York Yankees after his frustration with the new system boiled over. MLB admitted that they had botched an overturn in Saturday's game, but this was a step too far for Farrell.
Joe Girandi challenged a bang-bang play at first base with Francisco Cervelli called out on what would have been an inning-ending double play. Replays showed he beat the throw but Farrell thought otherwise.
"It was clear the replay was inconclusive," said Farrell to reporters after the game. "On the heels of yesterday, this is a tough pill to swallow. It's hard to have much faith in the system right now."
To add insult to injury, a run was scored on the play and the Yankees ended up winning the tie 3-2.
The MLB have told managers not to argue calls following a replay but nothing states that arguing leads to an ejection.
Farrell wasn't just angry though, he was furious and the ejection was justified.
The Yankees took three of the four-game set against the Red Sox.
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