Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Ejections: Todd Tichenor (3)

1B Umpire Todd Tichenor ejected Marlins Interim Manager Jack McKeon for arguing a check swing call in the top of the 3rd inning of the Reds-Marlins game. With none out and none on, Reds batter Homer Bailey attempted to check his swing on a 0-2 curveball from Marlins pitcher Javier Vasquez for ball one. Replays indicate Bailey did not successfully check his swing and attempted a swing, the call was incorrect. At the time of the ejection, the contest was tied, 0-0. The Marlins ultimately won the contest, 6-5.

This is Todd Tichenor (97)'s third ejection of 2011.
Todd Tichenor now has 6 points in the Umpire Ejection Fantasy League (8 Previous + 2 MLB + -4 Incorrect Call = 6).
Todd Tichenor is owned as a Secondary Umpire by Scumpire, who is tied for 17th place in the UEFL with 12 points.

This is the 169th ejection of 2011.
This is the 81st Manager ejection of 2011.
This is Jack McKeon's first ejection of 2011.

Wrap: Reds at Marlins Game #1 8/24/11 Wrap
Video: McKeon is tossed arguing the appeal after Bailey surrenders a double

10 comments :

Anonymous said...

NoT sure what to make of this...but I was scanning the minor Leauge box scores for ejections and found this listing:

Umpires: HP: Kellen Levy. 1B: Barry Larson. 2B: Tim Tschida. 3B: Takeshi Hirabayashi.

Looks like Tschida is probably on rehab and close to return. Great news for the MLB, he is a great umpire. This was the AAA Sacramento@Tuscon game.

Link to box score: http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?sid=milb&t=g_box&gid=2011_08_23_srcaaa_tucaaa_1

Anonymous said...

With an attendance of MAYBE 500, I think the term "rabbit ears" can be discarded...

Bill said...

And from what I have seen and heard about Hirabayashi, he is a great ball and strike umpire. Apparently there are still some communication issues occasionly, but it would inetersting to see him get some MLB time.

Garrett Meyer said...

When was the last time a manager or player got ejected in game one of a doubleheader and appeared in game two?

Gil "R.O." said...

Doubleheader ejections have a way of being kooky. The last Manager or player to be ejected in Game One of a doubleheader and come back for Game Two was Braves Manager Bobby Cox, who on August 13, 2008, was ejected by 3B Umpire Joe West... for arguing with West's decision to wait until the field lights were fully illuminated before allowing the 5th inning to begin. This was later followed with an ejection by HP Umpire Ed Rapuano, of Braves pitcher Francisley Bueno, for throwing at Cubs LF Alfonso Soriano in the 9th. Though Bueno didn't appear in Game 2 (he's a pitcher after all), Cox did manage the team in the nightcap. Here are some other interesting double header ejections:

On May 23, 2011, Rockies Manager Jim Tracy was ejected by Mark Wegner in the 4th inning of Game 2 of a D'Backs-Rockies doubleheader. Prior to that, on August 25, 2010, Red Sox third baseman Adrian Beltre and Manager Terry Francona were ejected by Dan Bellino in the 2nd inning of Game 2 of a Mariners-Red Sox doubleheader. On April 27, 2010, Dodgers first baseman James Loney was ejected by Angel Campos in the 4th inning of Game 2 of a Dodgers-Mets doubleheader.

In August of 1993, Game 2 of the A's-Brewers doubleheader, Dale Scott ejected A's pitcher Dennis Eckersley and Manager Tony La Russa. La Russa refused to leave the field, which drew the ire of Brewers Manager Phil Garner. La Russa and Garner started jawing, benches cleared, and it was a full-blown melee in Milwaukee. The carnage resulted in 10 total ejections, a half hour delay, and a trip to the hospital's emergency room for the Brewers' B.J. Surhoff. Then again, Garner had allegedly challenged Hawk Harrelson to a fight a month earlier in July...

Earl Weaver famously was ejected by Ron Luciano from both games of an August 15, 1975 Orioles-Rangers doubleheader. Giants Manager Met Ott was the first Manager to accomplish that feat on June 9, 1946 (Giants lost both games to the Pirates). Cleveland Spiders outfielder Jesse Burkett was the first player to be ejected from both games of a doubleheader, which he did in 1897.

When Cincinnati pitcher Dutch Ruether was ejected from Game 1 of a doubleheader against Boston on August 11, 1920, he did not appear in Game 2 (then again, he was a pitcher)...

Anonymous said...

Did you notice how Gibby says "Ball in the Dirt" instead of just "Ball"

Is this how it is taught at the MLB or MILB levels? It seems to talkative for me

Anonymous said...

Just to Follow up: Tschida returned in Tonight's TB game to work first base.

Anonymous said...

Geez, maybe you heard a different audio than I did, but I sure hope your eye sight is betther than your hearing. The link I saw sounded like, "Ball, no (as in no swing), did he go (while appealing to the 1B umpire)." Perhaps I heard wrong. My apologies. However, on the link that is posted here I would almost bet the farm he said nothing close to "ball in the dirt." Listen again.

Anonymous said...

"Ball Low" or "down" is a mechanic that is taught now, under the idea if the catchers say anything, it has to be considered arguing because he can no longer be asking where the pitch was, he's been told. I can honestly say it took me 2 full seasons to incorporate this into my plate work, and I was totally against this mechanic (to start with). I was wrong, this is a good mechanic, and really draws a clear line for the catcher for 2 reasons. If the catcher is a nice guy and really just wants to know where a pitch is, he's accommodated. On the other hand if the catcher was asking just to be a jerk, he's thwarted.

Anonymous said...

As Anon 1154pm says, it's really preventative officiating, which I've always been in favor of. Like talking players out of penalties in football, soccer, or basketball ("hands" or "frame"), it keeps that nice flow going.

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