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‘Three Blind Mice’ Organist Ejected by Umpire

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Aug 03, 2012 10:39 AM EDT |

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Daytona Cubs intern Derek Dye has been ejected from the game for playing "Three Blind Mice" tune during the Florida State League baseball game on Wednesday.

After a close call at first base in the game between the Daytona Cubs and the Fort Myers Miracle, the University of Illinois senior-to-be disc jockey was booted from the ballpark by the home-plate umpire after playing a short clip of the nursery rhyme over the stadium's speakers.

"It was the first time we've ever played it," Dye said, "and within about three or four seconds, the home plate umpire looks at me, points directly at me and yells, 'You're gone,' as loud as he can."

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"He ejected me, said no more music, no more PA," he added.

The 21-year-old sport management major was being given the chance to run the organ music during Wednesday night's game.

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