Zobrist said 'that's why we want an electronic strike zone' before ejection

Annette Crawford
August 15, 2018

Cubs infielder/outfielder Ben Zobrist was ejected from from Tuesday's game against the the Brewers, for using a group of words. It was met with - he basically didn't want to talk about that.

When Ben Zobrist lost his cool and argued briefly about a called third strike that was solidly outside the strike zone in the sixth inning, that was an incredibly rare moment. He didn't want me to tell him that.

Zobrist has been one of the most vocal players in support of an electronic strike zone. "I'm not gonna lie".

Players usually throw a few expletives to get themselves tossed from a game, but Zobrist would never. "When you're dealing with that, trying to have good quality at-bats and that gets taken away from you, sometimes your pride gets in the way and you (say) things that are going to upset them".


The Chicago Cubs had a awful 7-0 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers at Wrigley Field on Tuesday, but there was one badass moment that you can at least smile at if you're a Cubs fan.

Almost a year ago to the day, Zobrist was very nearly tossed in a game against the Reds, but Maddon once again got in the middle. Zobrist is just about the nicest guy in the world.

"I basically said, 'That's why we want an electronic strike zone.' That's what obviously got me tossed". "I think that discussion will happen eventually".

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