This umpire had some thin skin and radar ears to go with his ego. It could be that the crowd found out that he had been indicted on sexual misconduct with a child while being employed as a teacher/coach here in Alabama and they proceeded to give him Hell. The one that got Coach Bo tossed was even worse. Diodati fouled a ball at the plate and he rung him up for a swing and miss third strike. You could hear the click and it was obvious. Owen mouthed off and got away with a helluva lot more than TJ did and that was when Coach had seen and heard enough.
Then again.... anybody that has EVER played baseball knows.... even under your breath...
If you call an ump. Call a umps action. Use the term in anyway. C**k sucker...You are GONE
Maybe the ump heard that
When I was coaching HS ball, I once went out to argue a call. As we were saying our peace, I asked "could you throw me out for what I was thinking?"
His response, "No! Of course not!"
I replied, "Good then because I think you suck!" I then quickly turned and walked back to the dugout before he could even respond. He just put his mask on and we completed the game.