MILWAUKEE (AP) - Home plate umpire Bob Davidson says he ejected
a fan at Miller Park because the fan used a homophobic slur aimed
at Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina.
Davidson said he decided to throw out 44-year-old Sean A. Ottow
of Waukesha, Wis., in the bottom of the seventh inning Tuesday
night because he wanted to make sure Molina wouldn't do something
to escalate the situation. Davidson spoke Wednesday before the
Ottow told The Associated Press while handcuffed to a bench on
Miller Park's service level that he never swore at Molina. Davidson
said Ottow was intoxicated and that Molina never requested the fan
The Brewers' 4-2 win over the Cardinals featured four ejections
before Trevor Hoffman earned his 600th career save.