"I called him [Sunday]," Cooper said. "Instead of filing a formal report, I called him to tell him my side of the story."
Cooper was ejected after arguing with second-base umpire Angel Campos about a caught-stealing ruling on Michael Bourn. After a brief exchange with Campos, which included Cooper remarking, "So you're perfect, you're two-for-two [in blown calls]," Campos ejected Cooper. The skipper felt the ejection was "totally uncalled for."
Replays showed the fielder did not tag Bourn as he slid into the base. It was the second time in three days that Cooper was tossed by the umpires.
"If you [curse], I would expect to go," said Cooper, who never uses foul language. "[Watson] said he'd review all the facts and he'd get back to me."
Alyson Footer is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.