Sunday, May 8, 2011

Ejections: Andy Fletcher (1)

1B Umpire Andy Fletcher ejected Rangers catcher Yorvit Torrealba for Unsportsmanlike-NEC in bottom of the 8th inning of the Yankees-Rangers game. With none out and none on, Torrealba flied to Yankees left fielder Brett Gardnerout on a 2-2 cutter from pitcher Rafael Soriano. The call was correct under Rule 6.b.ii.e.* At the time of the ejection, the Yankees led, 12-5. The Yankees ultimately won the contest, 12-5.


This is Andy Fletcher (49)'s first ejection of 2011.
Andy Fletcher now has 4 points in the Umpire Ejection Fantasy League (0 Previous + 2 MLB + 2 Correct Call = 4).
Andy Fletcher is owned as a Secondary Umpire by thexfactor264, who is now tied for 12th place in the UEFL with 1 point.
*This call is correct per Rule 6.b.ii.e.

This is the 32nd ejection of 2011.
This is the 14th player ejection of 2011.
Prior to his ejection, Yorvit Torrealba was 0-4 in the contest.



Wrap: Yankees at Rangers Wrap 05/08/11

Video: Fletcher ejects Torrealba


Related Video: Ump gets hit low on pickoff throw

9 comments :

Anonymous said...

Anyway this is available for exemption on the basis of this?

http://texas.rangers.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?content_id=14620831

If not, that should create an interesting discussion topic here anyhow.

Anonymous said...

He apparently mouthed off to Andy about a close play at first in the top of the inning.

Anonymous said...

I'm guessing some think an umpire should get "dinged" for an incorrect call the rest of the game, but personally, I already think these "exemptions" go too far.

Gil "CASD" said...

Post-Inning Exemptions may only be granted (1) if the ejection occurs during an inning break immediately following the half inning in which the play to be argued occurred and (2) the ejection must undoubtedly be for this one specific call (UEFL Rule 6.e.iii.b). Furthermore, Rule 6.e.iii.c. specifies that an ejection over an argument regarding a previously ruled play shall be deemed "Unsportsmanlike Conduct-NEC," which must be "correct" by Rule 6.b.ii.e.

In regards to the actual Swisher/Napoli play at first, stand by for a case play.

John said...

What's he doing getting tossed in that spot... Oh, right, his team is losing 12-5 to the Yankees. Nothing to lose, right?

Anonymous said...

what does NEC stand for

Jon Terry said...

I'd sure love to know what he said. Maybe, "How's your balls, asshole?" That really is a stupid ejection. I don't doubt he said something really stupid.

And that overthrow looked like it hurt. A lot. Good of Fletcher to keep on trucking.

Gil "CASD" said...

@Anonymous RE: NEC, Unsportsmanlike-NEC means "Unsportsmanlike Conduct Not Elsewhere Classified." NEC is used for all those "misc" ejections that have no other explanation.

Mundane said...

Lucky Yorvit didn't smack Andy in the face like he did to the ump in the winter league

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