I’m making a list of people who hate dogs. For obvious reasons, Michael Vick is still at the top of the list, but minor league baseball umpire Jeff Hutchings is climbing up the ranks. Why? Because, as WFMY-TV says, Hutchings likely became the first umpire in baseball history to eject a dog form a game, as he sent the Greensboro Grasshoppers’ mascot/”ball dog” Master Yogi Berra to hit the dog groomers after an incident in the fourth inning of their game against Asheville on Tuesday.
And the reason for Hutchings’ rage at the dog? He didn’t pull an Uga and try to bite an opposing player, and he didn’t even try to hump second base. His crime? Doing what dogs do naturally and emptying his bowels. Unfortunately for Master Yogi Berra, it happened to be in the middle of the field in between innings, which peeved Hutchings. But fortunately for us, BUSTED COVERAGE was able to track down video of Doo Doo Gate, which is after the dump … er, jump: