Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Ejection 122: Vic Carapazza (1)

HP Umpire Vic Carapazza ejected Rangers 2B Ian Kinsler for arguing a strike call in the top of the 8th inning of the Rangers-Yankees game. With one out and none on, Kinsler took a 1-2 cutter from Yankees pitcher David Robertson for a called third strike. Replays indicate the pitch, and the strike two pitch before it, were both located thigh high and over the inner edge of home plate (px -.721, -.718), the call was correct. At the time of the ejection, the Yankees were leading, 3-2. The Yankees ultimately won the contest, 3-2.

This is Vic Carapazza (85)'s first ejection of 2012.
Vic Carapazza now has 5 points in the UEFL (0 Previous + 3 AAA + 2 Correct Call = 5).
Crew Chief Jeff Kellogg now has 7 points in the UEFL's Crew Division (6 Previous + 1 Correct call = 7).

UEFL Standings Update

This is the 122nd ejection of 2012.
This is the 50th player ejection of 2012. Prior to his ejection, Kinsler was 0-4 in the contest.
This is the Rangers' 5th ejection of 2012, 1st in the AL West (TEX 5; LAA, OAK 4; SEA 1).
This is Ian Kinsler's first ejection since July 24 (Tim Tschida; QOC = Correct) and 3rd of 2012.
This is Vic Carapazza's first ejection since August 11, 2011 (Dave Hudgens; QOC = Correct).

Wrap: Rangers at Yankees, 8/15/12
Video: After being called out on strikes to go 0-4, Kinsler argues Vic's call and is thrown out
Pitch f/x courtesy Brooks Baseball

22 comments :

Anonymous said...

So much for Kinsler being such a mild-mannered young man who never acts up...

JeremyJ said...

Kinsler has had 3 of the team's five ejections... No need for all that...

Bryan Zegers said...

I would love a scatter plot on Victor, because throughout the game he had a wide strike zone, then last two innings it got alot smaller. The first pitch to hamilton in the 4th inning way off the plate.

Anonymous said...

My question is why is Ian thrown out when Texiera argued with the umpire on called third strike like an inning or two before it and he was still in the game?!

Gil Imber said...

Here is the plot:
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wwjd said...

One of two things either it's kinsler's reputation as a hot head is following him around or Texiera didn't say the magic word Cuse most umps will give u some rope to argue or it's all of the above

Anonymous said...

As soon as Carapazza rung him up, Kinsler turned around and gave a loud "bullshit!" before saying a sentence that started with the word "you." Certainly a "magical group of words," as the Rangers broadcasters put it.

Cricket said...

When you take a fastball that gets the entire plate for strike three, you really do not have any credibility to bitch about the calls...

Kinsler is really showing himself to be quite an ass this season. Based on what I could hear (again, I have awful hearing), it sounded like he was accusing Vic of calling the game in favor of the Yankees. Can anyone transcribe?

Anonymous said...

If Kinsler thought Carapazza was being in favor of the Yankees, maybe he brought up that Carapazza was born about 50 miles from Yankee stadium.

Anonymous said...

First off anon boy above....who cares where he was born. Good luck finding umpires who did not grow up loving some team, player, or stadium. We all gravitate to the game somehow. I hope PBUC doesn't fire me because they find out I used to collect baseball cards.

Anonymous said...

It sounded to me like Kinsler, after being ejected, and after appearing surprised at the ejection, repeated what he had said. To me, it sounds like Kinsler says, ". . . we're all in the same game here."

That type of backhanded insult will get you booted just about every time... maybe not in A-ball, or high school (is there really much difference?) where the umpires aren't as skilled at handling situations (or recognizing these types of insults), but in MLB, you can bet your shoelaces that you're getting dumped for that....even if it's by a AAA fill-in umpire.

Kinsler is a db.

Anonymous said...

Not for nothing, but I think it is obvious that Carapazza is clearly the next most ready umpire to be hired by MLB. Just my opinion.

Anonymous said...

Carapazza's ejection count from 2011 to this year is way down, as in this being his 1st of the season. and I'm not sure, but it seems like he's had more chances this year. But with 11 UEFL points last year and 5 right now this year, Vic just looks like a solid young umpire. I'm not sure sure he'll be hired by MLB next year, the year after or any time soon, but I could see him marinating in AAA call-up limbo a la Rob Drake or Guccione for 5+ seasons before getting that full time job.

Russ said...

I agree that Carapzza will probably be hired by the MLB in the near future. If I were to guess, I would say he leads all call-ups in games worked this year. I will admit I wasn't a huge fan of his last year. He just seemed to have too short of a fuse at times and his strike zone was not very good. I wouldn' say his strike zone is awesome, but it has improved from last season. The one who's in the same boat as him as far as readiness is Alan Porter. He handles situations like a 15 year vet and he is not even one of the 68 yet. I think it is inevitable that he will be on the MLB Umpire roster next year.

Anonymous said...

What a rat Kinsler is. He takes a cockshot, says the magic words and then puts on a drama queen performance where he feigns shock and makes the umpire look bad. Same thing he did on the pick-off play earlier this year. Just a total rat.

Mike said...

I'm surprised Wash isn't facing suspension. I mean he did make contact with the umpire and all! ;)

Say what you want about Kinsler, but it appears this was handled fairly well overall.

JeremyJ said...

@Mike: Regardless of what the rulebook says about contact, Wash didn't make contact in any type of hostile manner, he was mostly just trying to talk and hear what Carapazza was saying without Kinsler getting back in his face. I'd never run a guy for that, especially since Wash was much calmer than he usually is. Wash knew there was nothing he could do at that point, so why not keep himself in the game? You live a fantasy world of absolute black and white if you think that type of contact will get your ejected or especially suspended. Kellogg made the same type of contact while ushering Kinsler to the dugout.

Anonymous said...

(see the ;) on the line blow Mike's first sentence....)

Russ said...

Campos ejected Matt Kemp and Tschida ejected Don Mattingly. Mattingly is such an asshole and that is 5 ejections for Tschida this year.

Ray said...

@ Russ Except for the fact that Mattingly has gotten the dodgers into first place considering the fact that no one thought they would make the playoffs right before the start of the season

Russ said...

I'm not disputing that Ray, he has done a great job managing the team.He just wines about everything and is extremely disrespectful towards umpires.

Anonymous said...

For the record he's not nor ever was a Yankee fan.

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