White Sox’s Tim Anderson shocks referee after being sent off: ‘I haven’t seen any contact I know’

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A Tough Night for the Chicago White Sox titled Tim Anderson The seventh round was expelled After seeming to bump into a referee after intercepting a strike call.

Anderson and manager Tony La Russa were sent off Friday night’s 7-3 loss to the Oakland Athletics after a heated scuffle following a powerful blow that looked loud.

Tim Anderson (7) of the Chicago White Sox was ejected from a game after calling referee Nick Maherley (48) in the seventh inning against the Oakland Athletics at Guaranteed Modified Stadium July 29, 2022, in Chicago.
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Anderson let home board referee Nick Maherley know how he was feeling, prompting the expulsion. But what follows after that may lead to a lengthy suspension of Major League Baseball.

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“I don’t think Tim insulted him or insulted him,” La Rossa explained after the match. “If you don’t allow the player to be emotional, (and) you have a bunch of bots playing here, it’s not entertaining.

Chicago White Sox's Tim Anderson, right, is ejected from a game after apparent contact with referee Nick Maherley (48) in the seventh inning against the Oakland Athletics at Guaranteed Rate Field July 29, 2022, in Chicago.

Chicago White Sox’s Tim Anderson, right, is ejected from a game after apparent contact with referee Nick Maherley (48) in the seventh inning against the Oakland Athletics at Guaranteed Rate Field July 29, 2022, in Chicago.
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“I thought the stadiums were questionable,” he continued. “He was upset.” “I think you need to let the players have an impact, as long as they don’t cross a line. And that thing escalated before Tim did anything. He caught on. That’s how he plays. That’s how you’re supposed to play.”

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Maherley seemed to be stirring it up Anderson made contact With him during the verbal altercation, but La Rosa saw it differently.

Chicago White Sox's Tim Anderson, right, was ejected from a game after calling referee Nick Maherley (48) in the seventh inning against the Oakland Athletics at Guaranteed Rate Field July 29, 2022, in Chicago.

Chicago White Sox’s Tim Anderson, right, was ejected from a game after calling referee Nick Maherley (48) in the seventh inning against the Oakland Athletics at Guaranteed Rate Field July 29, 2022, in Chicago.
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“I know I saw the referee move forward a little bit, and they’ve learned not to,” La Rosa said. “I haven’t seen any contact that I know of.”

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Late 5-3 at that time, Chicago allowed two extra runs It lost its second in a row to fall below 0.500 (49-50).

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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