Minor-league umpire ejects PA operator for playing 'Three Blind Mice'
Derek Dye, the man responsible for music for the Class A Daytona Cubs, was ejected from Wednesday's game for playing "Three Blind Mice" following a questionable call from umpire Mario Seneca.
Here's something you don't see every day -- from the Facebook page of the Class A Daytona Cubs:
On Twitter, Dye had this to say:
— Derek Dye (@DerekDye) August 2, 2012
#ThatAwkwardMoment when the Umpire who tossed me tonight is umpiring tomorrow's game.
Daytona first baseman Taylor Davis appeared to pick a ball in the dirt thrown by shortstop Tim Saunders, but it came out of his glove when he turned to toss it around the infield. Hernandez ruled Davis had bobbled the ball rather than dropping it on the transfer and declared Fort Myers' Andy Leer safe.
Dye, a Cubs intern from the University of Illinois, fired up one of his new music clips -- an organ version of "Three Blind Mice," the well-known English nursery rhyme about visually impaired rodents getting into a scuffle with a farmer's wife.
Seneca wheeled, pointed to Dye in the press box and shouted, "You're done!" Ditto for the Cubs' public-address announcer.
"Turn the sound off for the rest of the night," Seneca could be heard yelling during the Cubs' broadcast.
And here's the video evidence:
Wild also notes the ejection isn't without precedent, in 1985 then-Clearwater Phillies organist Wilbur Snapp was ejected for playing the same song.
And, of course, we now have an interview with the lad, thanks to CBS Philadelphia:
H/T: Baseball America