“Before the game, a Sox official said Ventura would be unavailable after the game because of a pre-scheduled flight.” (Chicago Tribune)
It was a long game so maybe Robin wanted to be thrown out so he could make his flight.

Before the game, a Sox official said Ventura would be unavailable after the game because of a pre-scheduled flight.” (Chicago Tribune)

It was a long game so maybe Robin wanted to be thrown out so he could make his flight.