Sunday, August 28, 2011

Ejections: Chad Fairchild (5)

2B Umpire Chad Fairchild ejected Reds Manager Dusty Baker for arguing an out call in the bottom of the 12th inning of the Nationals-Reds game. With one out and one on, and with Reds batter Ryan Hanigan batting, R1 Drew Stubbs caught stealing 2nd base, catcher Jesus Flores to shortstop Ian Desmond. Replays indicate Desmond failed to apply a tag to Stubbs by missing contact on Stubbs with his glove, the call was incorrect.* At the time of the ejection, the contest was tied, 4-4. The Reds ultimately won the contest, 5-4, in 14 innings on a walk-off home-run.

This is Chad Fairchild (75)'s fifth ejection of 2011.
Chad Fairchild now has 7 points in the Umpire Ejection Fantasy League (9 Previous + 2 MLB + -4 Incorrect Call = 7).
Chad Fairchild was not drafted in 2011.
*Quality of Correctness was challenged and confirmed ("Incorrect" ==> "Incorrect").

This is the 175th ejection of 2011.
This is the 85th Manager ejection of 2011.
This is the third ejection and second Manager ejection of the Nationals-Reds game.
This is Dusty Baker's first ejection of 2011.
This is the first game in 2011 with a single ejection by Fairchild.
This is the 23rd ejection by Joe West's crew (West (6), Fairchild (5), Paul Schrieber (1); Angel Campos (5), Angel Hernandez (4), Sam Holbrook (2) while working with West's crew).

Wrap: Nationals at Reds 8/28/11 Wrap
Video: Dusty ejected arguing a caught stealing call


Anonymous said...

Challenge. The slide came up short and the second replay shows the swipe of the glove moving the pants leg before R1 reached second base.

Gil "R.O." said...

This ruling has been challenged and is under review.

Anonymous said...

Interesting note: I believe that after the ejection of McKeon the other day, Davey Johnson and Dusty Baker were the only two MLB managers who hadn't been tossed this year. So now, I'm pretty sure that this game ends the "managers without ejections" for 2011. Correct me if I'm wrong.

Anonymous said...

Gosh...He may have not made the tag but is that one of those, "Ball Beat Him, tag was down..." plays? I've had a couple of ex-MiLB (AAA and Call-up) guys I work in NCAA ball with tell me thats an out. Maybe the "tricky slide" weighs in the runners favor but I'd call that an out 95 times out of 100.

Mike said...

I think he anticipated the call rather than watching the play.

Anonymous said...

I too saw the pant leg move, however one of the later replay's clearly show air between the glove and leg, and the only part of the glove that is close is near the toe.

tmac said...

So almost an Umpire Ejection Cycle!! What a game!

Really tough call... Old School out.. New school safe!

Gil "R.O." said...

This ruling has been challenged.

After review, the Quality of Correctness has been confirmed. The call is now incorrect.

After review, including examination of the real-time play, replays, and alternate angles, the decision of confirming the original Quality of Correctness was made. Replays indicate the fielder failed to tag the runner. The runner's pants leg rising is explained by the directional change of momentum which occurred as a result of the slide (the foot being "caught" or "planting" in the dirt).


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