Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Jonathan Papelbon was booed today by Philly fans at Citizens Bank Park after giving up four runs in the ninth inning in a stunning 5-4 loss to the Miami Marlins.
The Phillies went into the ninth inning with a 4-1 lead.
Papelbon responded to the home fans' disapproval by making a lewd gesture, noted the Associated Press (video below).
According to CBS Sports, umpire Joe West saw the crotch grabbing and kicked the relief pitcher out of the game. Papelbon got up in West's face to contest the ejection to no avail.
The TV announcers covering the game tried to suggest that Papelbon might have been adjusting himself, but viewers, fans, and, more importantly, the umpire thought otherwise, reports Uproxx.com.