Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Ejection 016: Sam Holbrook (1)

HP Umpire Sam Holbrook Blue Jays shortstop Omar Vizquel for arguing balls and strikes in the top of the 5th inning of the Rangers-Blue Jays game. With one out and one on, Rangers batter Mike Napoli took a 2-1 fastball from Blue Jays pitcher Drew Hutchison for a called third ball. Replays indicate the pitch was located below the midpoint between the top of Napoli's pants and shoulders and several inches inside (px value of -1.259), the call was correct.* At the time of the ejection, the Rangers were leading, 6-4. The Blue Jays ultimately won the contest, 8-7.

This is Sam Holbrook (34)'s first ejection of 2012.
Sam Holbrook now has 4 points in the UEFL (0 Previous + 2 MLB + 2 Correct Call = 4).
Crew Chief Joe West now has 2 points in the Crew Division (1 Previous + 1 Correct Call = 2).
*The call is correct pursuant to UEFL Rule 6-2-a, also known as the Kulpa Rule.

UEFL Standings Update
1) 14 points: cyclone14
2) 10 points: Longballs
3) 8 points: millerump18
4) 7 points: TheGunsofHochuli
5) 6 points: BillMueller, Turducken, RichMSN, MSNUMP, BC_UMP, BONZ_kansascity

This is the 16th ejection of 2012.
This is the 5th player ejection of 2012.
Prior to his ejection, Vizquel did not appear in the game, he was 0-0.

Video: Holbrook ejects bench player Vizquel for yelling from the dugout

*Note: Brooks Baseball is promoting a Sabermetrics seminar hosted by those at the Jimmy Fund with all the money collected going to cancer research, the link to the seminar can be found here.


UmpsRule said...

Of all people to get run, Omar Vizquel...

Turducken said...

'Get the hell out of here!'

cyclone14 said...

sort of looks like farrell had to just pick someone from the bench to go...omar didn't even look like he knew what was going on! however the pitch was clearly inside so no one should have been barking into holbrook's rabbit ears in any case...any idea on omar's career EJs??

Anonymous said...

where are you guys seeing this video?

Turducken said...

@Anon, it's over on Deadspin.


Anonymous said...

@9:12 Anonymous

Pete said...

Video Link: http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?content_id=21069113&c_id=mlb

At first I thought it was a joke, but I can clearly hear Holbrook say "Get the hell out of here."

Pretty nice side arm ejection mechanic; not something you see every ejection.

Anonymous said...

LOL Get the hell out of here!!!

Cricket said...

"Get the hell outta here."

That's great. As for the actual ejection, chances are Sam just told Ferrell to pick someone. Based on Omar's reaction, it was either he who said the remarks or he knew that Ferrell had to choose somebody.

UmpsRule said...

Deadspin is making this sound a lot more unusual than it really is. Then again, who is surprised when the media attempts to twist things to make the umpire look bad?

Jon Terry said...

Omar's previous EJ's, from retrosheet.org

Ejections: 1995 (1), 1998 (1), 2004 (1). Total: 3

Anonymous said...

I was able to read Holbrooks lips at one point and he said "I'm not going to try and figure out who it is." That tells me Farrell was either going to pick somebody or get run himself. If the Manager were to pick somebody, a player like Vizquel makes sense. You don't want to lose a Coach or starting player so someone like Vizquel who does not play w hole lot makes sense. I would have either picked him or a starting pitcher not pitching in that game. Or maybe Vizquel was actually the one talking, but based on the reactions and where he is sitting, it sure doesn't seem like it.

RichMSN said...

If I can hear crap coming from the dugout at the plate, it's not "rabbit ears."

Anonymous said...

I was also able to read his lips at one point but all I saw him say was. "I don't care you can pick somebody."

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