Wednesday, April 24, 2013

MLB Ejection 015: Gary Darling (1; Ron Roenicke)

HP Umpire Gary Darling ejected Brewers Manager Ron Roenicke for arguing a check swing (no swing) call by 3B Umpire Clint Fagan in the bottom of the 5th inning of the Cubs-Brewers game. With one out and none on,
Headley attempts to check his swing.
Padres batter Chase Headley attempted to check his swing on a 0-0 breaking ball from Brewers pitcher Yovani Gallardo. Replays indicate Headley appeared to have attempted to strike the pitch, the call was incorrect. At the time of the ejection, the Brewers were leading, 6-3. The Brewers ultimately won the contest, 6-3.

This is Gary Darling (37)'s 1st ejection of 2013.
Gary Darling now has 0 points in the UEFL Standings (0 + 2 MLB + -2 Incorrect Call [Crewmate] = 0).
Crew Chief Gary Darling now has 0s point in the UEFL's Crew Division (0 + 0 Incorrect Call = 0).

This is the 15th ejection of the 2013 MLB season.
This is the 5th Manager ejection of 2013.
This is the Brewers' 2nd ejection of 2013, 1st in the NL Central (MIL 2; CHC 1; CIN, PIT, STL 0).
This is Ron Roenicke's 1st ejection since July 31, 2012 (Brian Knight; QOC = N).
This is Gary Darling's 1st ejection since September 7, 2012 (Clint Hurdle; QOC = N).

Wrap: Milwaukee Brewers vs. San Diego Padres, 4/23/13
Video: After a no-swing call is upheld on appeal by the third base umpire, Roenicke protests, is tossed (MIL)

17 comments :

Gil Imber said...

Your math doesn't add up.

Gil Imber said...

These Brewers TV guys are quite the interesting crew. Between completely screwing up the explanation of the ball out of play situation a few days ago and now this, I would think we may have an early frontrunner for our homerist announcers this year. My favorite part is at the end, "The Brewers wanted him to ask for help; he didn't do it." Can't get much worse than saying something like after they clearly showed Gary Darling appeal to third base. Ho hum, I guess it wouldn't baseball season without excessively ignorant commentary. However, baseball is really the only sport I watch consistantly, so can anyone tell me, are other sports commentators this noticeably ignorant of rules and protocols? Is this a baseball thing specifically, or a sports commentator thing more generally?

Gil Imber said...

In real time, that does not look like a swing to me at all, but I guess it just happens too fast. Upon seeing the replay from the side, I see that it was in fact a swing. Certainly a tough call

Gil Imber said...

Is it me or does Ron Roenicke sometimes get ejected in games that the Brewers have a comfortable lead? Last year when Jerry Naron and Roenicke got ejected by Brian Knight arguing a border line ball call it was 11-1 in the top of the ninth inning. A check-swing call in in a three run game???

Gil Imber said...

I'm not appealing the QOC of this call, but it doesn't seem right to me that Darling should be penalized for his crewmate's incorrect call based on the fact that he was protecting his crewmate seeing that he is the crew chief. I think either Fagan should take the fall for this one in the standings or no one should. Just my two cents.

Gil Imber said...

It is for this reason an incorrect call by a crewmate is worth -2 points, such that the ejecting umpire receives 2 MLB or 2 AAA + -2 points Incorrect Call [cremate] for a net gain of +0 points.

Gil Imber said...

I can barely see the bat go around in slow motion it's such a quick snap of the wrist. Now, I'm supposed to see it in full motion from 100 feet away? Call what you see, see what you call. Fagan saw HP see a ball and didn't have conclusive reason to overrule. Sure, we can debate it was the wrong call in super slow-motion, but U3 did his job and followed-through on his training.
Roenicke deserves a fine for this--it's just pure antics and was unnecessary BS--which I think Darling said to him!

Gil Imber said...

A fine? Please. He was not vehement, and is entitled to make an ass out of himself arguing if he wants. And in his defense, Darling missed this one. Gary is a great umpire, but everyone makes mistakes.

Gil Imber said...

I've always wanted there to be a fine for delaying the game when a manager gets thrown out and then spends another five minutes arguing. This is not one of those cases. This is just a case of a manager making himself look like an idiot. Fagan (not Darling, not his call) missed it, yes. But this is just a stupid time to choose to argue.

Gil Imber said...

The funny part is it took some guy behind the seens to tell them during commercial break that Darling did ask for help but then just kept saying how they both got it wrong. Just be glad you guys dont have to listen to Bill Schroeder everyday. Its the worst part of being a brewer fan.

Gil Imber said...

I agree. And if this were a critical situation I could see the need to come out to argue. But here it seems contentious. But I also see it both ways. The last ejection I recall for RR is when Balkin' Bob ejected him after Nyger Morgan got hit with a pitch and was called back to the plate. Roenicke doesn't seem to yell and is generally quite calm. I would have ejected him here, but he is not vehement like Kirk Gibson or Ron Gardenhire (both guys I admire) were involved.

Gil Imber said...

Gibbons tossed by dimuro close call sports. Blue JAys, Orioles.

Gil Imber said...

Mike DiMuro just ejected John Gibbons for arguing balls and strikes

Gil Imber said...

Home plate Umpire and CC Jerry Layne has departed the Athletics vs. Red sox game with a supposedly fractured left hand or fingers?

Gil Imber said...

Minor nitpick but I would actually put Gibson in the same category as Roenicke. He did go nuts on bob Davidson two years ago but besides that is pretty calm.He didn't get ejected at all season and very rarely argues. I would say Leyland and Maddon are two of the most vehement arguers along with Gardy.

Gil Imber said...

Horrible call. Umpires should be held accountable for such obvious mistakes.

Gil Imber said...

Three questions:
1. Would you have been able to tell the call was incorrect without the slow-motion replay?

2. What accountability method do you suggest?
3. Should we hold Roenicke accountable for the obvious mistake of arguing the call with the wrong umpire?

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