Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Ejection 043: Tim Tschida (1)

1B Umpire Tim Tschida ejected Astros third baseman Chris Johnson for arguing an out call in the bottom of the 4th inning of the Cubs-Astros game. With two out none out, Johnson hit a 1-2 fastball from Cubs pitcher Travis Wood to shortstop Starlin Castro, who threw to first baseman Jeff Baker as Johnson arrived at first base. Replays indicate Baker caught the throw before Johnson's foot made contact with first base, the call was correct. At the time of the ejection, the contest was tied, 1-1. The Astros ultimately won the contest, 2-1.

This is Tim Tschida (4)'s first ejection of 2012.
Tim Tschida now has 4 points in the UEFL (0 Previous + 2 MLB + 2 Correct Call = 4).
Crew Chief Tim Tschida now has 1 point in the UEFL's Crew division (0 Previous + 1 Correct Call = 1).


This is the 43rd ejection of 2012.
This is the 16th player ejection of 2012.
This is Chris Johnson's first ejection of 2012.
This is Tim Tschida's first ejection since June 16, 2011.
Prior to his ejection, Chris Johnson was 0-2 in the contest.

23 comments :

Anonymous said...

I LOVE the toss mechanic. Just points, like a parent telling a child to go to his room.

UmpsRule said...

Cool how you guys are telling us when the ump's most recent previous ejection was. What a phenomenal play that was by Starlin Castro.

jdbr78 said...

Agreed with both. Amazing play, one of the funniest EJs of the year.

UmpsRule said...

Maybe we will get another UEFL video, to show us what prompted the toss. If memory serves, Tschida's ejection mechanics in his two tosses last year were both rather odd.

jdbr78 said...

Agreed with both. Amazing play, one of the funniest EJs of the year.

Gil Imber said...

It appears to have been a helmet toss.

cyclone14 said...

thanks for the video gil...i guess he just doesn't get enough practice to perfect his mechanic...but very funny!

Anonymous said...

Tschida's ejection mechanics in this instance look very similar to a soccer referee's ejection mechanics. He's just missing the red card in his hand, lol.

Anonymous said...

Football/Soccer, haha. To me it looks like basketball, all that's missing is the technical foul instead of pointing out the equipment violation. Also reminds me of an ejection by Kerry Fraser in hockey, sort of a drive by skate and toss.

Jon Terry said...

I never understand why a baserunner argues this call. Sure, he has an opinion. But there is no way that someone moving that fast can possibly expect to get a good look at the catch. It's really ridiculous when you think about it.

"Hey, I just ran a league average 4.2 seconds for the 90 feet from home to first, but somehow I also got a better look at when the ball was caught than the umpire did."

Anonymous said...

There are certain umpires that don't like certain teams, i.e. Mark Carlson and the dodgers, Chad fairchild and the Rays, Marty Foster and the cubs, to name a few.

Anonymous said...

Hunter wendelstedt and the twins or (Ron Gardenhire) ^^^^^^Umpires will always hold a grudge against one team dunno why, maybe it's when they were growing up they were rooting for the i.e yankees and wanted the redsox to take a hit, ovisouly u never know, They try hard and u want the human element i would think, u dont want robots, but this will not end, u will see certain ejections that just make u wanna stracth your head and wonder why?

Anonymous said...

^^^^^^^ oh and lets not forget bout Bill hohn, good ump but hated the Atlanta Braves, threw so many brave managers, coaches and players, i.e PTI ATL V FLA 7/31/09# fist bump

Anonymous said...

I believe the term for the Marlins game was "terrorist fist jab." ESPN News said it for whatever reason. Anywho, Tschida completely nailed this call. I slowed it down, blew it up and watched it many times—just barely an out, but an out nonetheless. I can't imagine how it sounded back there, but to me, I'm picturing a simultaneous ball hitting glove, foot striking base sound. Tough tough call.

Anonymous said...

^^^^^^^^^^Terrorist fist jab hahahaa good one, IF you asked me in my heart of hearts who is the best umpire in the game today, hands down, Brian Gorman, dosn't eject anyone and when he does he is right. Pretty much works in the world series, or the ALCS OR NLCS

Anonymous said...

^^^^^^^Yea your right, but i think instant replay should cover plays at all the the bases, or throw a challenge flag out there, ok i get it, its corny cuz this is not football, but sooner or later there will be a call in the reguler season, 9th inning of a game and that impacts who wins. Im sick of everyone saying the umps take to long to look at the reviews, but give me a break, while they look at the review u can go to the bathroom or get a beer, food, or candy i dunno its has nothing to do with the time, we anint country joe west haha. We should be able to watch a game where everything is fair and the results are accurate, not leaving the ballpark thinking what could have happened if mlb did somthing. I gotta say, Bud selig is time to go, mlb needs a new voice, i.e. NFL(Goodell replaces Paul Tagliabue. So far people tell me goodell done good, not just the lockout, Selig maybe be old and WISE, but that only means he's getting older, I been told by sources that his contract expries at the end of the 2012 season.

Big Marc said...

Tim is actually really funny. He was a Bartender before, and during his early years in the bigs.

Anonymous said...

Did someone say Bill Hohn was a good umpire???

Surely you jest!

NWA_UMP

UmpsRule said...

@ Mr. Anon that claims umpires hold vendettas:
What does that have to do with Tim Tschida?

Thanks for the video, Gil.

Anonymous said...

Odd ejection mechanic by Tim Tschida

Anonymous said...

@ Jon Terry I completely understand why a baserunner argues this call. He can "feel" when he touches the base and can also "hear" when the 1st baseman catches the ball. If the batter/runner was an objective, rather than competitive participant, I would expect him to get the call right more times than the objective umpire who has to set himself into the proper position to be able to simultaneously "see" the foot and "hear" the glove.

It's really not ridiculous when you think about it.

UmpsRule said...

Johnson's reaction would be more understandable if he was actually safe.

Big Marc said...

@Anon 11:27pm......
That is an excellent point. He cannot, and is not expected to be objective. That's why I became an umpire, I always knew when I was out.

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