Jered Weaver Ejection: Was Weaver Right for Being Angry with Detroit Tigers?

Anthony GiudiceContributor IIIAugust 1, 2011

Cy Young candidates Jered Weaver and Justin Verlander took the mound on Sunday in Detroit in a game that should have been focused on the dominance of two of the sport's premier pitchers.

Well, half of the game was.

The other half is shrouded in controversy.

Verlander took a no-hit bid into the eighth inning, completely shutting down the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim offense.

Weaver, on the other hand, had to find a way to overcome the disrespect that he felt some of the Detroit Tigers showed him, which completely overshadowed Verlander's fantastic pitching performance.

In the third inning, Magglio Ordonez hit a two-run home run off Weaver and took a little too long to round the bases, according to the Angels pitcher. Ordonez said he was simply trying to wait and see if the ball was fair or foul.

Weaver had some words with Ordonez as he took his home-run trot, telling him just how he felt about the batter's delayed stance at home plate.

These words obviously didn't mean much to Tigers hitters because when Carlos Guillen smacked a homer in the bottom of the seventh inning, he blatantly posed at home plate, looked directly at Weaver, flipped his bat, and began a slow trot around the bases, all while jawing at Weaver.

As you can see in the attached video, Weaver took exception again and yelled right back at Guillen.

After that, the home plate umpire warned both benches so nothing would get out of hand.

But what followed on the very next pitch was uncalled for and very unsportsmanlike.

Weaver threw a 92-mph fastball at Alex Avila's head. Avila avoided serious injury and luckily ducked out of the way of the intended beanball.

Weaver was quickly ejected from the game by home-plate umpire Hunter Wendelstedt.

Any further action against Weaver has yet to occur.

What Weaver did was clearly bad for baseball and should have never taken place, but was he right for being angry?

There is some debate with Ordonez's home run pose because it was somewhat close to the foul pole. The two men had words, said what they wanted to, and that should have been the end of it.

But Guillen brought a whole new chapter to the story when he posed after his homer. Weaver had a right to be angry with this display, in my opinion, although what he did to Avila was not, and never is, the solution to any problem with anyone on the diamond.

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