Thursday, August 16, 2012

Ejections 123, 125: Angel Campos (4, 5)

HP Umpire Angel Campos ejected Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp for arguing a strike call in the top of the 2nd inning and Dodgers pitcher Joe Blanton for arguing a called ball in the top of the 5th inning of the Dodgers-Pirates game. Prior to the Kemp ejection, with none out and none on, Dodgers batter Andre Ethier took a 1-1 fastball from Pirates pitcher A.J. Burnett for a called second strike. Replays indicate the pitch was located below the midpoint between the top of the shoulders and the top of the uniform pants high and over the outside portion of the plate, the call was correct (px value of -0.464; norm_ht value of 0.5538).* Prior to the Blanton ejection, Pirates batter Pedro Alvarez took a 0-0 pitch from Blanton for a called ball (then subsequently homered on the 3rd pitch of the at bat), this was the first pitch of the last batter Blanton faced prior to his removal, then ejection from the game. A Balls/Strikes Exemption has been applied and replays indicate that all pitches thrown by Blanton in the top of the 5th inning were correctly adjudicated, the call was correct. At the time of the Kemp ejection, the Pirates were leading 3-0. At the time of the Blanton ejection, the Pirates were leading, 8-4. The Pirates ultimately won the contest, 10-6.

These are Angel Campos (84)'s fourth and fifth ejections of 2012.
Angel Campos now has 18 points in the UEFL (8 Previous + 2*[3 AAA + 2 Correct Call] = 18).
Crew Chief Tim Tschida now has 8 points in the UEFL's Crew division (6 Previous + 2*[1 Correct Call] = 8).
*The call is correct pursuant to both the Miller and Kulpa rules.
**According to multiple outlets, Kemp was ejected after yelling, "Let's go 'Dre!" with Ethier at bat.
**Mattingly was suspended two games, while Kemp & Blanton were not suspended.

UEFL Standings Update

These are the 123rd and 125th ejections of 2012.
These are the 51st and 52nd player ejections of 2012.
This is Matt Kemp's first ejection of 2012 and first since August 19, 2011 (Ted Barrett; QOC = Incorrect).
This is Joe Blanton's first ejection of 2012 and first since July 8th, 2007 (Travis Reininger;  Irrecusable).
These are Angel Campos' first ejections since May 2nd (Rod Barajas & Clint Hurdle; QOC = Correct).
These are the Los Angeles Dodgers' 9th and 11th ejections of 2012, most in Major League Baseball.
These are the 7th and 8th ejections since the beginning of the week.
Video: While Ethier at bat, Kemp and Mattingly attempt to run through other umpires to get into Campos' face.
Video: Joe Blanton ejected during pitching change
Related Post: Ejection 124: Tim Tschida (5)

Pitch f/x courtesy Brooks Baseball


102 comments :

Anonymous said...

Challenge, both this ejection and mattingly. They were arguing about the strike zone from Kemps first at bat, which would make these ejections irrecusable.

Anonymous said...

Blanton now ejected by Campos for arguing balls and strikes while being removed from game in Bottom 5th.

Can we get a pitch chart for Campos following this game?

Anonymous said...

LA leads the league with 13 ejections! A bunch of bi--tches period! RATS!!!

Mundane said...

Angel Hernandez Campos while winding down his career gets his Andy Warhol 30 seconds of fame.

Good for Angel

Anonymous said...

Campos has lost control of this game.

Anonymous said...

The Blanton ejection is not listed in the box score

tmac said...

Will Torre Suspend Mattingly... That is my question!! Donny baseball acted like a spolied child who knows nothing is going to happen to him.

Pete said...

This is very interesting! On one hand, you have the Dodgers, a team leading the league in ejections. On the other hand, you have Angel Campos: not exactly the most respected call-up umpire this year. I'll reserve further judgement till later, but neither party looks good to this point.

I will give the veteran crew of Tschida, Nelson, and Welke credit for a nice rodeo clown performance; this series of ejections was particularly heated. Towards the end of the clip you can see Welke motion to bench coach Trey Hillman, as if to say "Trey, a little help here? Get crazy Mattingly back in the dugout, would ya?"

Anonymous said...

In watching this game, think Campos has been fine vertically in the zone, but thought missed some pitches on corners. There have been a few unhappy pitchers today, and not just Dodgers.

Pete said...

Both Kemp and Mattingly deserve a suspension here. I'll go on record recommending 2 games for each, however I doubt it will happen.

Brett said...

I agree they both deserve suspensions but 2 games would be very light in this situation. MLB needs to get tough on these types of outburst. I would say Mattingly should get somewhere between from 5 - 10 games. Kemp should be somewhere around 5. This is the exact reason that parents, youth coaches, and players think it is acceptable to act this way. They follow the example set by professional athletes. I cannot believe the clown show that is Don Mattingly. This is ridiculous and needs to be dealt with handily.

Pete said...

Oh, I would support something in the 5 game range for both, but we both know that MLB doesn't aim to get tough on this type of behavior.

Previously this year Charlie Manuel and Bob Davidson got heated and both manager and umpire earned a 1-game vacation. That situation seemed much more controlled (ironically) than this exchange.

Without a strong stance against this type of outburst by MLB, you'll see more of this year in and year out. MLB does need to make an example and lower the boom on someone, however it won't happen here.

Anonymous said...

How will VP Joe Torre treat his former player (Kemp) & friend/protege (Mattingly)?

Anonymous said...

@303 pm, actually they only have 11 ejections. Read the post!!!

Anonymous said...

Yep let's all sit on our hands and allow incompetent umpires to dictate the games. Only way to stop this is with technology, but everyone is so addicted to human error and how good it is vs how non traditional and scary technology is that we're stuck with this. I'm sure the people calling for long suspensions are the same group. If you allow human error, you better be ok with players arguing calls.

Gil Imber said...

Normalized Strikezone as called by HP Umpire Angel Campos (LAD-PIT):
Total Strike Calls: 51/56 (5 called strikes outside zone) = 91.1%
Total Ball Calls: 84/93 (9 called balls within strike zone) = 90.3%
Cumulative Accuracy: 135/149 = 90.6%

LAD: +4 called strikes outside zone / -6 balls within zone = -2.
PIT: +1 called strike outside zone / -3 balls within zone = -2.
Swing: Neutral (+0).

[im]http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/3936/zoneplotphppitchselallg.gif[/im]

BAPACop said...

@Anon 4:43: Imperfect? Yes. Incompetent? No.

Russ said...

Please delete the Joe Blanton eject from the report. I realize there was visual evidence of the ejectio but according to your own rules, only ejections in the box score will be scored and this ejection is still not in the box score. Similar to the Culbreth-Wedge last year, there was an ejection signal made but it was never in the box score so it was not scored.

Gil Imber said...

This ruling has been challenged.

The appeal has been summarily denied. As specified in Ejection 088: CB Bucknor (1), UEFL Rule 6-5-c-3 states, in part, "A reason for ejection of Unsportsmanlike Conduct-NEC is only assigned when no other reason for ejection may be assessed. For instance, if an ejected person reignites an argument over a previously ruled play, yet indicates a disagreement regarding the current play, reason for ejection and QOC will reflect the argument over the current play: NEC represents 'Not Elsewhere Classified' and is generally subservient to any other probable classification."

Therefore, as Balls/Strikes is a more convincing Reason than NEC, pursuant to stare decisis established in Bucknor, this appeal may be summarily denied.

The Original Ruling has been affirmed, 1-0.

Gil Imber said...

The Blanton ejection is presently provisional or "unofficial." Because the Box Score is not final for 24 hours, the provisional listing of this ejection presently shall stand.

Video: Joe Blanton ejected during pitching change

Anonymous said...

WTH? Am I reading this right?

Kemp yelled "Let's go dre" right before getting tossed from the flippin' dugout?

Meanwhile, AJ Burnett yells "Sit the F#&% down" to Hanley Ramirez and Hanley gets an equipment violation while Burnett gets off scott free? No wonder Campos hasn't been hired yet. He's a shitty ump.

Anonymous said...

I've said this before, I'll say it again, the MLB Umpiring department is in shambles.

Anonymous said...

Somthing happend in Toronto with a fan, can somone tell me what happend. Hope their okay, I saw they were doing CPR

Jay said...

Campos put himself in a bad place. Evidently, you had Kemp chirping about the strike one call to Andre Ethier, so Campos turns to the dugout and says "I don't want to hear another word."

So of course, Kemp instead of overtly arguing the calls anymore, yells out "Let's go, Dre!" for Ethier. Well, that's another word so Kemp was ejected, regardless of the content of his cheer or jeer. And then Mattingly and Blanton were tossed for the "go" and "Dre" parts... ;()

Anonymous said...

Good for Bill Welke in recognizing that the Mattingly situation had spiraled out of control and asking Trey Hilman to come out and help get Mattingly off the field. Sometimes you have to swallow your pride (and possibly your crew's collective pride) and ask for help from one of the participants, no matter how much it may kill you inside.

Anonymous said...

Sing along friends " oh it's a shit house. It's mighty might Campos is throwing them all out. Oh it's a shit house"!

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Anonymous said...

I'm sure I'm in the minority here, but I just don't see Campos as being a very good umpire. He doesn't handle himself well in certain situations and obviously lost control of the game here. Like I said, I'm probably in the minority and really don't feel like arguing with anybody about it, just an opinion. After seeing other "young umpires" like Bellino and his situation handling (read: very well), Campos just seems like an amateur.

Anonymous said...

Campos' situation handling skills are just atrocious. "Don't want to hear another word"? Elementary error.

Anonymous said...

And what kind of b!tch is Campos that Tschida has to take care of Mattingly. Awful.

Janet said...

This little man of an umpire baits a player into CHEERING for his TEAMMATE and then throws him out for saying "Let's go Andre"??? What a piece of fatass cr*p. What a piss poor ejection by a piss poor umpire. No wonder he hasn't worked many games this year. He's a nightmare not seen since Hindenberg and Titanic.

Suspensions need to be:
Mattingly: 4
Kemp: 3
Campos: 3

Anonymous said...

I've said this before about Brian Knight, Angel Campos was passed over for promotion, and now you know why.

Anonymous said...

There is nothing wrong with an umpire saying: 'No more arguing balls and strikes', but if the next words are cheering an opponent, then the player is doing nothing wrong. This probably happened a million times in the past, but in today's world with mass media, internet commenting and researching, everyone will be held accountable.

UmpsRule said...

I know that Janet has already proven to be a ump hater, but I guess she wanted to make sure we hadn't forgotten. Ironic that she still thinks Kemp should be suspended for 3 games anyway. If Campos doesn't want to hear another word, why does Kemp respond by uttering more words? Is Kemp unaware of the definition of "word"?

Anonymous said...

UmpsRule: Let's be a little objective here. There is a thing called ambiguity, and it's fair to assume that by Campos saying "word", he essentially meant *arguing*, not *supporting* or just speaking in general. Everything doesn't have to be so explicit in this world, especially in baseball.

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Curt Crowley said...

"piss poor ejection by a piss poor umpire."

The only thing piss poor was that comment.

I'm all for criticizing an umpire when he does something wrong, but to refer to Campos as a "piss poor umpire," as though he is of no value to baseball, is asinine. Campos is by no means cream of the crop, but he hustles, gets into proper position, has a generally calm demeanor (to a fault sometimes), and doesn't show his a** after an ejection. Those are qualities that are sorely lacking in some other umpires.

Btw, I would agree that Campos' may have been in error in ejecting Kemp (based on what Kemp allegedly said). However, skewering the man over such an error seems a bit extreme.

Anonymous said...

This is my reasoning for the challenge. He would have to be arguing his at bat. The only way to get tossed when a Pitch is called a ball to YOUR teammate is to say "that was a strike on me"

Mundane said...

>Janet said... No wonder he hasn't worked many games this year.<

Very true, in the past 4 seasons Angel has averaged 110 games, he will be lucky to hit 80 this year. Same thing is true of Estabrook.

Meanwhile Porter and Carapazza are on the fast track working 130-140 games this year.

Outside of another mass resignation by ML umpires, it appears there will be only one Angel with a ML contract.

BAPACop said...

@Anon 7:12: The problem here is this: Is he arguing the fact that it was called a strike during his at-bat? Or is he arguing that it was called a ball during the current one. He's really arguing both, but I don't think UEFL rules allow for two calls being argued.

Double Down for Donuts said...

It IS interesting that the same umpires generally have the same sort of confrontational collapses...

Campos

Hernandez

Bucknor

Davidson

I say put these 4 on a crew together and make tickets double-price. You'll get a show AND a ballgame!

Man, I am not one to criticize these guys, who generally do a tremendous job, but some of the guys need their Wheaties.

Bryan Zegers said...

Lets face it everyone, were gonna have to deal with campos one way or another. unless he quits, he is still gonna be in a big leagues whether it is AAA call up or actually gets a job in the bigs. Most teams maybe every team doesn't like campos, but i agree with everyone he gets alot of people upset.

cyclone14 said...

hernandez and bucknor have not been confrontational at all this year. way worse have been knight and foster.

Bryan Zegers said...

^^^ @ Cyclone You could not be more right. I fully agree.

Pete said...

Judgment time.

Looking at the plot, it is not a horrible plate job by any means. I'll give Campos credit for not losing his cool pre-post ejection. I also don't see it as weak that Tschida threw out Mattingly. I like the idea of the CC actually stepping in and handling something. Post ejection all four umpires were calm, I really can't fault anyone there.

Now, here's the thing. Game is in the 2nd inning. There are 7 more innings to be played. Why is Kemp evening giving Campos an opportunity to run him? I think this is a classic example of a player 'baiting' an umpire. Unfortunately Campos dumped him, and it looks bad from a spectator's perspective. Campos may have been inconsistent on the corners, but Kemp was defiantely out of line. Mattingly was out of line to follow him, and that's not the kind of example to set for the rest of the team. I mean...Shane Victorino --- who was thrown out of the game while in CF (by the home plate umpire) was telling him to chill. Need I say more?

Anonymous said...

Sad note here the fan in toronto has indeed passed away according to comments from people at the game. If this is true, RIP. Our condolences go out to your family and friends.

Mike said...

Pete, really? You're going to bring up that hors#%*# ejection as an example? And who baited who here?

Pete said...

@Mike: Yes, I am.

Whether you not you like the ejection or not is irrelevent. It happened. So much so, that it got the HP umps attention.

If Campos said to Kemp "I don't want to hear another word" it was a poor choice of words, but thats Kemp's warning. Campos never left his position to hear anything. If you can hear the dugout from the plate, that is not umpire baiting a player.

Anonymous said...

It is nothing short of amazing that yet another ejection by Tschida has come and gone without a camera catching the ejection mechanic.

Anonymous said...

My guess, for yankees redsox crew if i were to guess. Tim tchsida, Jeff Nelson, Bill welke, Hope not campos. Or prob Knight, Winters, Wegner, Rackley

Anonymous said...

Amen Curt! I I don't usually agree with your posts but on this one I think you hit the nail on the head. People on this site are extremely hard on Angel but there is a reason he's got over 800 games in the show. People have made it clear that they don't truly understand what's going on. Over the next 3-5 years there will be several full time jobs open up and guys like Porter and Carapazza need more experience at the big league level. That's why they've been up all year rather than Campos and Estabrook. I remember a guy named Rob Drake getting tons of ejections as a fill in and he turned out ok.

Anonymous said...

See reply to Curt for an explanation of what's really going on.

Anonymous said...

See reply to Curt for an explanation of what's really going on.

tmac said...

Rob Drake and Campos are in totally different situations the reason Drake was back burnered was b/c guys like Hallion and Davidson were coming back and took spots and there were not a lot of spots to come by to begin with. Gooch also had to wait a while but the two situations could not be more distinct. Campos was getting another look... MLB brass love him and really wanted to give him a spot... it's looking less and less likely. His situational skills aren't making up for his problems in judgement. There are umpires who handle people well (Cuzzi) who may not be the best in on the field decisions. Campos should be better given the amount of games. Vic Garcia errrr Carrapazza has improved greatly over the last two seasons. And as hard as he tried to ruin his guaranteed spot he looks like they will be able to keep him around.

As for the rodeo that is dodgertown... Kemp needs to sit two games and Donny Baseball 5... Mattingly is acting like a spolid child who knows he's not getting punished. More likely they both get one game.

wwjd said...

I unfortunately and sadly can confirm courtesy of espn that the fan in Toronto did pass away it's being reported as cardiac arrest so sounds like he might of had a heart attack. RIP PRAYERS AND HEART FELT CONDOLENCES GO OUT TO HIS FRIENDS AND FAMILY.

Anonymous said...

Look, was Campos wrong to eject here? Possibly
Was Kemp wrong to go coo-coo crazy? Yes

I'm not sure what the evidence for or against campos' decision here really is, I can't confirm that what he did was right yet I can't say it was unjustified either. What I can say is Kemp went crazy. That's all we can see.

Credit to Campos post-ejection for staying calm or at least not getting involved.

Anonymous said...

Dodgers & Braves play the Civil Rights Game on Saturday in Atlanta. Will Kemp be in it? If he appeals the suspension, I assume...

Dan said...

I challenge the Blanton ejection. Ruled Ball #4 on the right hand side of the strike zone had the corner, and should have ruled a strike in accordance with the Kulpa and/or Miller Rule.

red said...

Campos here again illustrates why umps get a bad rap. The eject of mattingly is right on the money, and totally fine; mattingly behaves like a spoiled brat. But the kemp ejection violates a basic sense of fairness, whatever a rule book or QOC might say. You cannot eject a played for cheering on his team, no matter what you just told him. He just makes himself, and his colleagues by association, looks like asses. A suspension for kemp will only exacerbate the problem. Campos screwed this one badly.

As a technical note, given the widespread reporting of the exact remark that got kemp ejected, I'm not sure how this is scored as balls and strikes. It might have started that way, but the real reason for the EJ is the umpire is being an ass.

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Anonymous said...

@bapacop, if you say that was a strike on me, you are referencing a previous play which will get you tossed instantly, not just becausse it's balls strikes, if you said that was an out last time, you would be tossed too.

Anonymous said...

Todd coffeys ejection last season maybe

Anonymous said...

The sox just had winters and they seem to have tschida's crew a lot I was thinking maybe Dale Scott's crew - I didn't check to see if they had already started a series on thurs but the redsox have had him once all year long and they seem to umpire on the west coast an awful lot- mcclelland also theY have had only once

Anonymous said...

Trust me campos will not be suspended

Anonymous said...

I find it a little funny that Angel Hernandez is held as "gold standard" for short fuse umpires. How many ejections does he have this year? 1? I know he has a reputation, but frequently on his ejections he made the correct call, as well.

Mattingly deserves a suspension for going over the line with his "argument." Plus, I don't ever remember him being right on his confrontations!

Campos should have ejected Mattingly earlier in the discussion and been done with it. But Tschida had to take care of it?

I was not impressed with Campos's handling of the situation. He lacked control of the situation and let things escalate and really inserted himself too much into the game outside of his responsibilities.

Pete Hawes said...

Video of Tschida's ejection of Mattingly was on ESPN's Baseball Tonight last night. He gave him the "BOOM!"

JeremyJ said...

@ANON 5:26 Unfortunately for my Fantasy League scores, Angel Hernandez has a grand total of 0 ejections this year. What a disappointment that turned out to be given his reputation.

Anonymous said...

Angel Campos is the WORST umpire in professional baseball today and should be released after the season.

Mundane said...

>"Over the next 3-5 years there will be several full time jobs open up and guys like Porter and Carapazza need more experience at the big league level. That's why they've been up all year rather than Campos and Estabrook. I remember a guy named Rob Drake getting tons of ejections as a fill in and he turned out ok<


Now thats an interesting concept, use less qualified and less experienced umpires during a pennant race to give them more experience.

I agree with tmac Rich err Vic Carapazza has improved this year.

Anonymous said...

Angel Campos needs to umpire in the LLWS. Knowing him, he'd eject a Japanese kid for speaking Japanese.

Anonymous said...

This context has been shared before, but simply put; umps are there because of vast experience. They are like judges, and sometimes a judge puts a guy in jail for a DUI, and then he commits another DUI when he's out. You can't blame the judge for not sentencing him to life!

The guy who gets the DUI, though, is to blame.
The player who enters the field after being tossed, whether he's been wronged or not, and goes "coo-coo crazy" as one poster put it, needs to take a vacation. Any league that suspends for any reason and chooses not to suspend for this is just hiding their star players. "Coo-coo crazy" has no place here.

yes, Vic might eject a player for speaking a foreign language at the LLWS; but then again,does Vic strike anyone as the kind of ump who works volunteer games???

Double Down for Donuts said...

"Mattingly deserves a suspension for going over the line with his "argument." Plus, I don't ever remember him being right on his confrontations!"

Actually, I think Campos needs a 1-game suspension IF Mattingly is telling the truth (which he probably is) and Kemp got ejected for cheering his teammate on. Just because you're wearing blue does not mean you can tell a bench not to say ANYTHING. You can warn and assert that arguing will get you tossed, but cheering on a teammate? Like I said before, it is interesting that this happens to the SAME guys over and over, and two of them are not angelic but named "Angel"!

Double Down for Donuts said...

"I find it a little funny that Angel Hernandez is held as "gold standard" for short fuse umpires. How many ejections does he have this year? 1? I know he has a reputation, but frequently on his ejections he made the correct call, as well. "

Maybe the league sat him down and said, "Listen, you're a good umpire, but please stop being confrontational with managers, and stop calling balks on Mark Buehrle."

None of these guys are terrible, but common sense dictates that some will be better than others, and there WILL be a 10% that suck. That's life. Not all Congressional members (if any) are effective. Not all doctors are excellent. That's life.

And thinking a Campos or Hernandez is half as good as a Alfonso Marquez or Jim Joyce is just foolish, in my opinion!

Oh, and if Davidson was suspended for a game this season, setting precedent, Campos should be as well! He baited the bench and then tried to stomp out the lit fuse.

Double Down for Donut-flavored beer said...

"Angel Campos is the WORST umpire in professional baseball today and should be released after the season. "

He's definitely part of the 10% in the lower eschelon of talent. Along with CB Bucknor and a couple others. But who is to say that if he was replaced the replacement would be any better? Part of the 90/10 rule. Get me 100 guys to do something and 90 will be competent while the other 10 steal my beer.

BAPACop said...

Let's take this step-by-step. Kemp is yelling about the strike call. Campos tells him to "not say another word". Kemp immediately turns and shouts "Let's go 'Dre!" to his teammate. I think that, due to the timing, Campos interpreted that as a wise-guy "I'll say another word but it won't be to you" remark by Kemp.

That doesn't make the ejection correct, it's just a possible explanation for why it occurred.

Russ said...

This may be out of left field but is it possible Campso just heard the "let's go" part of "let's go dre"? saying let's go to an umpire is considered disrespectful and will usually get the Umpire's attention. After Campos tells Kemp to knock it off he hears lets go and doesn't even listen to the rest of it because he thinks Kemp is blatantly disrespecting him when in reality he isn't. I'm basically saying Campos might have jumped the gun on the ejection by not listening to Kemp's entire statement.

Double Down for Donuts said...

Does not matter what Campos misheard, umpires are supposed to have "thicker skin" than that. If it turns out that Campos instigated this he could find himself in Brian Runge or Bob Davidson territory (suspended).

Anonymous said...

And I used to have immense respect for Tim Tschittia but man, he has been disappointing in terms of gamesmanship this year.

Pear-shaped loser.

Double Down for Donuts said...

I agree about Tschida.

I think managers need to start hiring GOON asst-managers. Someone pisses you off? Send out the goon to take care of business.

If I had to pick my crew: Gibson, Marquez, Joyce, and West (who takes a lot of undue crap)

Double Down for Donuts said...

"Kemp's ejection angered Mattingly, who sprinted out to Campos. Kemp wasn't far behind, and needed to be restrained, at different times, by Mattingly, teammate Shane Victorino, bench coach Trey Hillman and other umpires. He bumped into an umpire at least once." (yahoo sports)

LOL, yeah, and in between that how many times did you see an umpire push Mattingly away? This double-standard creates more problems than solutions...

Russ said...

anon 11:22, could you give me an example? It is very surprising that Tschida has 5 ejections but watching all 5 of his ejections, they all seem justified. Mattingly was irrate, Kinsler said a magic word, Peralta had pine tar, Didn't see much of the Lamont argument as it was between innings and Johnson threw his helmet in disagreement with a call. It just seems he has been doing his job.

Russ said...

For those of you wanting Tschida's ejection mechanic it is in this video. The Campos ejection is at the 40 second mark and Tschida's is not to far after.

http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?content_id=23952667&c_id=mlb

Gil Imber said...

The second ruling has been challenged.

The second appeal has been summarily denied. The pitch in question, a called ball to the first batter of the inning, was associated with a px value of 0.848, which, pursuant to UEFL Rule 6-2-b-1 (Kulpa Rule) is within the borderline range. Of nine callable pitches, only one's location was borderline; Pursuant to the terms of Rule 6-5-d-2, the Balls/Strikes Exemption, The lowest possible accuracy rating, assuming the borderline call was incorrect, for this fraction of an inning is still well above the flagship figure of 66 percent; therefore, this appeal is summarily denied.

The Original Ruling has been affirmed, 1-0.

UmpsRule said...

Is the Blanton ejection considered official?

UmpsRule said...

In the video Russ linked above, you can see the Blanton ejection at the 1:57 mark.

Russ said...

Even though there is visual evidence and a video of Blanton's ejection, it is still not in the box score. It looks like it will probably have to be deleted from the record and made an unofficial ejection. Hapened with Culbreth-Wedge last year. MLB is usually very good at updating box scores with ejections, but every once in awhile one will slip through the cracks and it looks like that happened here.

RadioPearl said...

Sounds like you can hear someone from the bench keep saying, "C'mon. Watch the game," or something to that effect. I'm assuming that's Kemp.

tmac said...

This is only the 2nd time in recent memory that an ejection that happened during a game was not listed in a box score.

I'm stunned how many of you take the side of players... Maybe this comes from not being on a professional baseball field. Kemp is not a good guy. Is it possible he barked multiple times (as Mattingly acknowledged) then in a way to shove it in the A$$ of Campos yelled loudly "let's go dre". Is that something kemp did? I can tell you, this isn't ra ra amateur baseball; professinal players don't scream for players during an at bat to root em on.

Kemp is clearly not being nice. He can't keep his mouth shut and deserves to leave. If he was innocent he wouldn't have caused that commotion that was a circus upon being ejected.

That being said, it is also possible Campos does not communiate well with players and managers which draws their ire.

Mundane said...

To the disappointment of many on this board who felt Angel should be out of baseball after yesterdays game, he is working 3B tonight in Toronto.

Anonymous said...

Hey Mundane, you don't have to agree. I'm just sharing the rationale. Vic and Al Porter have both improved which was the whole point of keeping them up all year.

RichMSN said...

tmac is exactly right. This kind of behavior goes on in amateur dugouts all the time and is probably ignored all too often. When umpires take care of business, they're accused of having "rabbit ears," which is just silly -- if a player yells from a dugout so that I can hear it at the plate, it's meant to be heard.

I can't imagine pro players getting all rah-rah like this and the timing is suspect to the point where only an idiot would believe he was yelling for a reason other than to shove it up Campos's backside. Campos was having no part of it. And Donnie Softball is probably wondering why all the umpires are out to get him.

Anonymous said...

The longer Don Mattingly's suspension, the greater the Dodgers' chance of making the postseason.

Zac said...

I'm glad Campos took care of business. Screw the Dodgers and Mattingly and his six ejections. They're a bunch of turds.

Double Down For Donuts: Didn't you claim you're an umpire? If so, you take the side of the rats quite often.

This board proves daily that most people have zero idea how professional baseball works.

Zac said...

Oh, and Tschida's ejection mechanic is AWESOME.

"Boom.....see ya"

Russ said...

Mattingly suspended 2 games for excessive arguing. It doesn't appear Kemp will be suspended which is a travesty. Just because he is a star player in a pennant race should not give him a free pass. He acted like a 4 year old and made contact with Umpires. But remember, Joe Torre managed him for 3 years. I liked Torre as a Manager but hate him in the role he is in now. He has repeatedly left umpires to hang out to dry.

http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20120818&content_id=36918308&vkey=news_mlb&c_id=mlb

Ineva Mistakall said...

I am glad to see, they finally found young Garagiola a job that he can't screw up.

Anonymous said...

The reason why Kemp wasn't suspended was MLB's tacit admission about Campos' role. Sort of like when Clyde Drexler was ejected by Jake O'Donnell, the NBA returned the fine money back to Drexler.

Brett said...

The suspensions for this are ridiculous. Act in any manner you choose, you shall get only a slap on the wrist. Makes MLB executives look like a joke.

JeremyJ said...

Two things. One, since it still hasn't been listed in the box score, why is this ejection still listed, and second, after watching the video, I can't ever find where he was actually ejected. It may have shown more on a live feed, but the video from the link posted, doesn't show him being ejected at all.

Gil Imber said...

The Campos/Blanton ejection will stand. After review, overwhelming evidence both written and audio-visual suggests an error in the Official Box Score; pursuant to the terms of UEFL Rule 7-2, this is no longer a disputed information ejection; therefore, the Box Score provision is no longer applicable as the information is no longer in dispute.

Ineva Mistakall said...

The ejection of Blanton is in the box. http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/gameday/index.jsp?gid=2012_08_16_lanmlb_pitmlb_1&mode=box

Anonymous said...

@JeremyJ,

Here is the game recap and it clearly shows the Blanton ejection at the 1:57 mark.

http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?content_id=23952667&c_id=mlb

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