Philadelphia Phillies bench coach Larry Bowa has drawn the attention of Major League Baseball after he was tossed from Tuesday night's game against the New York Mets.
A league spokesman said MLB is "reviewing the circumstances surrounding Larry Bowa's ejection" - an outburst which included threatening actions toward Mets infielder Daniel Murphy.
Bowa on Wednesday said he expected to receive a letter from league disciplinarian Joe Torre after he was given the hook by home plate umpire Dan Bellino for protesting a quick pitch from Mets reliever Hansel Robles.
Following his ejection, Bowa directed an expletive-laced tirade at Murphy while pointing at his ribs, sending an apparent message that Murphy could be drilled by a pitch as retaliation for a bat flip on a home run the previous night.
"I guarantee you go ask all those veterans over there ... that's not the way you play," Bowa said. "And they have a great team. I'm not taking anything away from their team. ... But there's no reason for that."