La Russa ejected from game

Thursday, July 18, 2002

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Plate umpire Joe West ejected St. Louis manager Tony La Russa in the bottom of the second inning Thursday.

With the Cardinals and San Francisco Giants tied at 1, West called out catcher Mike DiFelice on strikes. DiFelice spoke to West as he headed back into the dugout. Pitcher Matt Morris, the next batter, also talked with West, who took off his mask to address Morris.

La Russa then ran from the dugout and began arguing with West, who ejected him.

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