Yes..bad call. But Dmitri needs to keep his calm. He knows we can't afford to lose him that early. Plus, SOMEONE needs to come out and grab him before he goes too far. Now we're stuck w/ the worst baseball player of all time at first.
I'm not condoning what Dmitri did - but the umpire made the situation 100 times worse which is inexcusable - umpires are supposed to be nuetral at all times - not be emotional, not blow their cool - ever! Dmitri was walking towards the dugout - so what if he was still stewing - it was OVER - the ump threw him out as he walked away - that's when Dmitri turned around and went back towards the ump - the ump's behavior was completely inappropriate.