c. The process through which the secondary umpire is chosen by members is conducted like a draft.
iii. Each succeeding member has five minutes to pick their secondary umpire, until all secondary umpires have been picked.
ii. An umpire considered MLB per subsection (d) may not receive scoring reserved for AAA status umpires, even if the umpire appears to change status during the season.
b. During the post-season, ejections in addition to umpire appearance, are logged.
d. Rovers can contribute to a crew's ejection total by spending more time with one crew during the season than with any other crew during this time.
e. In the event of an umpire entering the DL, and remaining on the DL for the remainder of the season, this umpire shall remain the primary/secondary umpire as chosen at the beginning of the season, and his crew shall remain the primary crew, if applicable. His replacement, however, shall not act as the primary umpire, but may contribute to the total crew ejection count.
f. CREW Division is complete at the end of the regular season, but individual umpires stats continue into the post season.
c. During the Post-Season, primary umpires receive 3 base points (denoted as MLB-Post-Season) per ejection while secondary umpires continue to receive 1 point per ejection.
ii. Ejections as the result of an incorrect call by the ejectee will result in the application of minus six (-6) points.
iii. Ejections as the result of a correct call by a crewmate will result in the application of an additional one (1) point.
iv. Ejections as the result of an incorrect call by a crewmate will result in the application of minus two (-2) points.
- ii. Each post season series will result in extra points applied, based on the following schedule:
b. In the event of an Umpire injury, whereupon a Replacement Umpire is assigned to complete any postseason series (DS/CS/WS) for an injured Umpire, the Replacement Umpire shall receive one (+1) bonus point for this postseason appearance, regardless of series (DS/CS/WS).
c. In the event of an Umpire injury, whereupon a Crew Chief becomes injured and another umpire on the postseason crew becomes the new Crew Chief, he shall receive no additional bonus points for this role as Crew Chief, unless this replacement is for a majority of games during the series, or, if the series duration is an even number of games, no less than one half of the total number of games.
ii. An umpire recognized as Noteworthy Umpire of the Year (min. 1 / max. 2 umpires) will receive 3 bonus points.
iii. An umpire recognized as Honorable Umpire of the Year (min. 0 / max. 2 umpires) will receive 1 bonus point.
iv. An umpire recognized as Most Improved Umpire of the Year (min. 0 / max. 1 umpire) will receive 2 bonus points.
v. An umpire recognized as Most Noticeably Declining Umpire of the Year (min. 0 / max. 1 umpire) will receive -2 bonus points.
vi. An umpire recognized as Worst Umpire of the Year (min. 0 / max. 1 umpire) will receive -3 bonus points.
vii. An umpire recognized as Fill-In Umpire of the Year (min. 0 / max. 1 umpire) will receive 2 bonus points..
§ In the interest of fairness, all Case Play responses will remain in moderation (screened or invisible) until the ~48 hour submission period is closed.
ii. Points: The total points received by an umpire. See Rule 4.
iii. Accuracy: The percentage of correct calls made by an umpire, where quality of correctness has been determined. The formula is "correct/correct+incorrect * 100." Accuracy is arranged by total number of ejections from correct/incorrect calls, if two umpires with a different number of ejections have the same accuracy rating.
iv. Simple Accuracy: The percentage of correct calls made by an umpire. The formula is "correct/correct+incorrect * 100." Simple Accuracy is arranged by the percentage of correctness, rather than number of correct ejections.
b. Eligible points-affecting variables for challenge include:
e. The Quality of Correctness for all ejections for reasons of Fighting, Throwing At, Unsportsmanlike Conduct-NEC, or Excess Contact shall be adjudged as "Correct" by default, unless there is clear and convincing evidence to suggest that the ejection was not warranted; however, proving "Incorrect" status for Fighting, Throwing At, Unsportsmanlike Conduct-NEC, or Excess Contact is extremely difficult.
RULE 6.b.iii.a COMMENT: A calling umpire is the umpire who has primary responsibility for a play and makes the original call on the field. In the event of a Live Ball Appeal Play (such as a check swing appeal), in which a play is instantaneously appealed AND the decision of the appealed-to Umpire shall regularly prevail AND the ball remains live during this appeal process (excepting a ball which is dead for reasons other than to execute this appeal), the call of the appealing Umpire shall be judged to be secondary to the call of the appealed-to Umpire, which shall be deemed the primary call.
2. All classifications in regards to calls which are overturned after instant replay review shall revert to reflecting the crew chief (or acting/interim chief) as the calling umpire, whether or not he had calling responsibility on the field of play.
v. Umpire Crew listing.
vi. Date of ejection (see Rules 8.b., 8.c.)
ii. Player ejection number.
iii. Manager ejection number.
iv. Ejected team.
v. Position of Ejected person.
vi. Name of Ejected person.
vii. Team W/L at time of Ejection.
viii. Runs Scored/Allowed after Ejection.
vix. Inning of ejection, and Top/Bottom designation.
x. Reason for ejection.
xi. Play Result.
ii. Denied, through which the initial variable stands.
iii. [Category b.ii Only] Deferred, through which the initial variable is listed as "inconclusive" (See Rule 7.a.ii).
ii. In the event that a play under appeal cannot be conclusively categorized or adjudged as Correct/Incorrect as a result of this action, through the lack of conclusive nor clear nor convincing evidence, the appeal shall be Deferred, as specified in ibid d.iii.
iii. Quality of Correctness only applies to the call made directly prior to ejection, or, if balls/called strikes during a single at-bat, any pitch called during that at bat, provided that the call was against the ejected person (or his team) and this call realistically resulted in a different outcome of the at-bat.
Rule 6.e.iii Comment: For instance, HP Umpire Rob Drake ejects Padres Manager Bud Black for arguing a ball call made during the at bat of Dodgers right fielder Andre Ethier, which occurred in the top of the 9th with the bases loaded, and the score tied. The at-bat went to a 3-2 count, and a run was forced in on the subsequent ball four pitch, which bounced several feet in front of home plate. Black's realistic contention was that the 1-2 pitch, ruled ball 2, should have been ruled strike three because it was in the strike zone. Even though the pitch "ball 4" that directly and immediately preceded the ejection was clearly out of the zone, the pitch called "ball 2" was located on the inside corner, and was an incorrect call. Therefore, the Quality of Correctness for this ejection shall be "incorrect."
Rule 6.e.iii Comment (2): Had Padres Manager Bud Black objected to HP Umpire Rob Drake's strike zone only during the ensuing at-bat by Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp, after a 0-0 pitch to Kemp was ruled "ball 1," and was in fact located off of the plate and at the ankles, and this objection resulted in ejection, the Quality of Correctness for this ejection would be "correct." Note that in the case of an objection voiced during a preceding at-bat, which does not result in ejection until a subsequent at-bat, the Quality of Correctness of this ejection shall be judged as it relates to the call made during the aforementioned subsequent at-bat. In short, all balls and stikes Quality of Correctness judgements are dependent on the play immediately preceding ejection.
b. In the event of an ejection which occurs during an inning break immediately following the half inning in which the play to be argued occurred, the ejection must undoubtedly be for this one specific call, and is considered a Post-Inning Exemption. If there is any doubt as to the call being argued immediately prior to and during ejection, the Post-Inning Exemption shall be denied. The Post-Inning Exemption may be applied directly, or as the result of a challenge.
c. Ejections falling under Rule 6.e.iii, wherein an argument for a previously ruled play (either correct or incorrect) continues into a later play (i.e., some point after a pitch has been delivered to the next batter), shall be ruled as "Correct" under Rule 6.b.ii.e., which states that these ejections, which are colloquially deemed "Unsportsmanlike Conduct-NEC," ordinarily are associated with a Quality of Correctness of "Correct."
d. The Quality of Correctness of a post-at bat ejection, if arguing balls/strikes or some other call which occurs during the at bat immediately preceding ejection, shall be judged in relation to the holistic effect of the argued call(s)/pitch(es). As specified by Rule 6.e.iii, Rule 6.e.iii.d. further declares that the argued call(s) during this preceding at bat must be against the ejected person (or his team) and this call must have realistically resulted in a different outcome of the individual at bat.
Rule 6.e.iii.d Comment: For instance, HP Umpire Lance Barksdale ejects Giants Manager Bruce Bochy for arguing a ball call made during the at bat of Rockies batter Todd Helton, which occurred in the top of the 9th with two outs and the bases loaded, and the score tied. The 0-2 pitch was ruled a ball to make a 1-2 count, and the subsequent 1-2 pitch was a called strike three. Bochy was ejected after the at bat (and inning) was over, after Barksdale had correctly ruled the 1-2 pitch a strike. The 0-2 pitch ruled ball one, however, was located within the bounds of the strike zone. In this situation, though Bochy has argued an incorrectly called 0-2 pitch (ball one), he only was ejected after the at bat (and inning) had ended, meaning the 0-2 (ball one) call did not realistically result in a different outcome of the individual at bat immediately preceding ejection. Under Rule 6.e.iii.d, the Quality of Correctness for this ejection shall be "correct." Had Bochy been ejected prior to the conclusion of the at bat (prior to the called third strike), while the incorrectly called 0-2 pitch (ball one) might have still realistically resulted in a different outcome of the at bat, the Quality of Correctness for this alternative ejection would be "incorrect," per the second condition of provision Rule 6.e.iii.; Rule 6.e.iii.d., which applies only to post-at bat ejections, would not apply to this alternative in-bat ejection.
b. Balls/Strikes ejections which occur during a pitching change, mound visit, or other pause in play, shall be judged on a case-by-case basis, as above, with a strong regard for Rule 6.e.iii. The same exemption that may be made under Rule 6.e.iv. shall also apply to Rule 6.e.iv.b., except that this exemption shall not be referenced as a Rule 6.e.iv. exemption, but a Rule 6.e.iv.b. exemption. The exemption title, "Balls/Strikes Exemption," however, shall remain the same as if the exemption were granted under Rule 6.e.iv.
vi. Comments on Appeals for Quality of Correctness may be made by any user, and may or may not have influential value in regards to the final decision made to uphold, deny, or defer the appeal for Quality of Correctness. As such, the recommended interval of time from the first post of appeal ("Challenge") to the post displaying the result of appeal (Rule 6.f) shall be no less than 24 hours.
ii. Denied challenges shall read, "*Quality of Correctness was challenged and confirmed."
iii. Deferred challenges shall read, "*Quality of Correctness was challenged and deferred."
iii. In the instance of a disputed name of Ejector, the name shall reflect the ejector noted in the official Box Score of the game during which the ejection occurred.
iv. In the instance of a disputed Crew listing, the Crew shall reflect the posted Crew list prior to the start of the Season, unless definite evidence (Injury, etc.) proves otherwise.
ii. Phase (ii) encompasses all games played on or after Opening Day of the Regular Season, ending on April 30 if the Regular Season's first game is played or started in March; May 31 if the Regular Season's first game is played or started in April; and June 30 if the Regular Season's first game is played or started in May.
iii. Phase (iii) encompasses all games played after the conclusion of Phase (ii), and before the All-Star game, if the All-Star game is played in July. If the All-Star game is not played in July, Phase (iii) concludes on July 31.
iv. Phase (iv) encompasses all games played after the All-Star game, ending on August 31. If the All-Star game is not played in July, Phase (iv) concludes on September 15.
v. Phase (v) encompasses all games played after Phase (iv), and continues through the end of the Regular Season.
vi. Phase (vi) encompasses all Post-Season games played in October or November.
b. All decisions regarding challenges shall be final unless overwhelming evidence surfaces to overturn the challenged decision. This overwhelming clause challenge may only be initiated by the appellate interpreter of the UEFL.