Friday, April 19, 2013

MLB Ejection 011: Chris Guccione (1; Dale Sveum)

HP Umpire Chris Guccione ejected Cubs Manager Dale Sveum for arguing a ball call in the bottom of the 6th inning of the Cubs-Brewers game. With none out and none on, Brewers batter Ryan Braun took a 2-2 fastball from Cubs pitcher Jeff Samardzija for a called third ball. Replays indicate the pitch was located near the outer edge of home plate and at the thighs (px .821, pz 2.491), the call was correct.* At the time of the ejection, the Brewers were leading, 4-3. The Brewers ultimately won the contest, 5-4.
#5 was argued

This is Chris Guccione (68)'s 1st ejection of 2013.
Chris Guccione now has 4 points in the UEFL Standings (0 + 2 MLB + 2 Y = 4).
Crew Chief Tom Hallion now has 1 point in the UEFL's Crew Division (0 + 1 Y = 1).
*This call is correct pursuant to UEFL Rule 6-2-b-1, the Kulpa Rule (0.768 - 0.935).

Sveum argues with Guccione.
This is the 11th ejection of the 2013 MLB season.
This is the 3rd Manager ejection of 2013.
This is the Cubs' 1st ejection of 2013, 1st in the NL Central (CHC 1; CIN, MIL, PIT, STL 0).
This is Dale Sveum's 1st ejection since September 5, 2012 (Larry Vanover; QOC = Y).
This is Chris Guccione's 1st ejection since September 20, 2011 (Buck Showalter; QOC = Y).

Wrap: Chicago Cubs vs. Milwaukee Brewers, 4/19/13
Video: Feeling the umpire taunted or baited his pitcher by removing his mask, Sveum angrily scolds Guccione, earns a shower (CHC)

Pitch f/x Courtesy Brooks Baseball

18 comments :

Gil Imber said...

I see you got the picture i sent of the AB

Gil Imber said...

Yes, Thanks :)

Gil Imber said...

Haven't seen the context yet, so can't really comment on the baiting aspect of this ejection, but as far as pitch location itself, it did look outside.

Gil Imber said...

There was just a crazy play in this game. It is very hard to explain. The Brewers had runners at first and second with nobody out and they tried a double steal. The pitcher caught it right away and tried to pick off Jean Segura who was running to third. Segura retreated back to second where both him and Ryan Braun were. The Cubs tagged both runners out but only Braun was ruled out since it was technically Segura's base. But as Braun was being tagged out Segura ran to FIRST BASE. So Segura started the play running towards third base and ended up at first base. I hope there is a video of it as it was one of the craziest plays I have seen.

Gil Imber said...

I was watching this live. I could read the pitchers lips and he said "c'mon mother f*cker" Instead of tossing him right there he just took off his mask and stared.

Gil Imber said...

I get what you are saying was it something like this (the baserunning part) http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?content_id=7080199&topic_id=7221926

Gil Imber said...

I'll create a post for that when video becomes available. Interesting play.

Gil Imber said...

Picture Posada being ruled safe and then, instead of going back towards home, he runs back to second base... Case Play 2013-03: Segura's Base-Running Adventure

Gil Imber said...

Yeh... very strange. Segura started going towards first because that is where the Brewer dugout is. He completed running to first cause going back to second would have ment he would have "run into an out".

Gil Imber said...

The question I have is how is that not a strike when it looks like it is in the same spot as pitch three was (wwjd220)

Gil Imber said...

Probably because pitch #3 was a swinging strike?

Gil Imber said...

Here's the link to the ejection: http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?content_id=26419227&topic_id=&c_id=mlb&tcid=vpp_copy_26419227&v=3

Gil Imber said...

Right or wrong, Dale Sveum just saved his starting pitcher there. Good recognition from the manager (then again, when the pitcher yells that the plate umpire is a mother f'er, that's pretty obvious) and although Gooch did react by warning Samardzija, he didn't take the guy out of the game, which their catcher also saw to. So props to everyone involved here except for the pitcher.

Gil Imber said...

Tough one. This pitch could've gone either way, and some good managing by sveum to protect his pitcher. Some good restraint by guccione too, not to just toss samarzdjia.

Gil Imber said...

I seek to challenge. I think the ruling should be irrecusable because the reason for Sveum's ejection was more towards Guccione's response [hence, unsportsmanlike-NEC] rather than a balls-strike ejection.

Gil Imber said...

This ruling has been challenged and is under review by the UEFL Appeals Board.

Gil Imber said...

why did sveum get tossed anyway. he just said "Why did you have to take the mask off"

Gil Imber said...

Because the first thing Guccione said to him was "get back in the dugout" and instead of doing that Sveum asked that question. Might have been a little quick from Gooch but he is not one who has a lot of ejections so I trust his judgement here.

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