Re: Donaldson...it wasn't only the dirt kicked that got him ejected. It was what transpired before. He was jawing with the ump about the previous pitch and clearly he had a bone to pick with the ump. What he did was childish and calculated. He's a veteran , He knew he would get bounced....and it was very selfish...given how poorly his teammates were hitting. No excuses. He screwed up and hurt his team.
In hindsight...Romo should have walked Abreu to load the bases and take his chances with the next hitter. No guarantee he would have delivered. You never let the other guys' MVP beat you in late innings of a close game.