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GIF: Miguel Cabrera, Brad Ausmus ejected after arguing with umpire Tim Timmons

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The first #umpshow of the season reared its ugly head this afternoon.

David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

We have not seen Brad Ausmus get very animated this season. He scored just 1 out of 10 LEYLANDS in the "willingness to berate umpires" section of our highly scientific manager search analysis, and had not even come close to getting ejected from a game... until this afternoon.

With the game tied at seven in the top of the sixth inning, home plate umpire Tim Timmons called Ian Kinsler out on strikes after a check swing. Kinsler asked for an appeal, but did not get one.

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As replays showed, Kinsler held his swing.

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On the very next pitch, Timmons made a similar call on Miguel Cabrera for strike one.

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Cabrera did not hold up his swing, but the damage was done. He was ejected, and Ausmus was soon to follow.

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To call this a quick trigger by Timmons is an understatement. The video I recorded -- starting with Carlos Carrasco's pitching motion and ending with Ausmus' ejection -- is just 22 seconds long. Miggy and Ausmus may have mixed some nasty words in, but this is a complete farce.

Now, it may be fair to ask who peed in Timmons' oatmeal this morning, but I think Rod Allen said it best.