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Ochiai warned and fined 50,000 yen

by on Sep.19, 2010 @ 3:30 pm, under NPB

Hiromitsu Ochiai (CHU) was thrown out of last night's game for the use of abusive language and was given a stern warning and fined 50,000 yen by the commissioner's office today.

Ochiai got into a fair/foul argument with the first base ump in the 5th inning when a ball hit down the right field line was called fair by the ump.  To be a little more descriptive: Atsushi Fujii attempted a diving catch and was crossing over the foul line when he dropped the ball.

For those curious about the actual play, here's a link to a replay at YouTube.