Chicago Cubs: Top five most memorable ejections of all-time
Chicago Cubs: The five-game set between the Cubs and Cardinals at Wrigley Field in 2003 had a bit of everything.
In a crucial and rare five-game series between the Cubs and Cardinals, tempers flared. It even involved Dusty Baker and Tony LaRussa barking at each other from each dugout. On the evening of September 2nd, the series was in its third game after the Cubs won the first two. With the Cardinals leading 2-0 in the seventh, Matt Morris loaded the bags with two outs and Moises Alou at the plate.
Alou hit a rocket down the left field line right at the white chalk, and it was called foul by umpire Jay Klemm. The Cubs could not believe it and neither could the fans. Alou would eventually fly out and the inning ended. As the TV broadcast went to commercial, pandemonium ensued when the bullpen got involved.
Cubs reliever Antonio Alfonseca came charging out toward Klemm and shoved him in fury. As that happened Alou began getting into the face of one of the other umpires and barking loudly in his face. Kenny Lofton had to come and hold Alou back as veins were bulging out of his face as he screamed. Fans in the bleachers began throwing debris onto the field as both Alou and Alfonseca were tossed. This would end up being the one and only loss for the Cubs that series.