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Parent back on the bench after venting, ejection

Parent back on the bench after venting, ejection


CHICAGO -- One day after Mark Parent was ejected by crew chief Jerry Layne during the exchange of lineup cards, the White Sox bench coach didn't offer up specifics in regard to his extremely early dismissal.

"We had a disagreement. It got out of hand and he decided to throw me out," said Parent, who was not in the clubhouse following Sunday's 5-2 win over the Rangers by the time the media arrived to talk about the ejection. "We had a difference of opinion right away. This is about the only time I get to talk to him."

Parent only admitted that there were "some things Saturday night that I didn't like," but went no further. There was a controversial call involving Ian Kinsler's inside-the-park homer on a ball that got trapped under the pads on the wall down the line in left, but that play took place Friday and was ruled on by third-base umpire Greg Gibson.

There was a close play at home Saturday that went against the White Sox, when A.J. Pierzynski appeared to block the plate enough to keep Alexei Ramirez from scoring. It was Hunter Wendelstedt who ruled Ramirez out on that call.

Manager Robin Ventura had no interest in carrying on discussions about the ejection. Parent knew the ejection was coming once the argument began and felt good venting, but that venting came at a price.

"It still costs you money when you do that," Parent said. "I didn't feel bad about it when it was over. I felt bad I wasn't out here to help Robin and the club. But I thought it was something I needed to say."

Scott Merkin is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Merk's Works, and follow him on Twitter @scottmerkin. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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