WATCH: Maddon ejected after reversal on Rizzo's leadoff homer


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Charles LeClaire - USA Today Sports
Charles LeClaire - USA Today Sports

Chicago Cubs slugger Anthony Rizzo smacked a leadoff homer for the third straight game on Friday night. Well it seemed that way until the home umpire reversed the call after they debated it.

Maddon argued the call and got them to review it and then was ejected for arguing with them on the reversal. It could one of the earliest ejections in baseball history with 0 outs in the first inning. This was the first Cubs ejection this year for the defending World Champions.

Rizzo was visibly upset but eventually ended up getting back in the batter's box after the long delay and drew a walk.

Here is a video of Maddon getting ejected on Friday night at PNC Park.

This was almost a historic homer by Rizzo at the leadoff position. Previously, he had hit leadoff homers in two straight games. Hall-of-fame leadoff hitter Rickey Henderson never hit back-to-back leadoff homers in two straight games to start a game.

Rizzo was not happy at the umpires in the following short video.

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