Thursday, April 25, 2013

MLB Ejection 018: Jeff Kellogg (1; John Gibbons)

2B Umpire Jeff Kellogg ejected Blue Jays Manager John Gibbons for arguing a safe call by 1B Umpire Chad Fairchild in the bottom of the 7th inning of the Blue Jays-Yankees game. With one out and one on, Yankees batter Ben Francisco bunted a 0-0 fastball from Blue Jays pitcher Brad Lincoln to third baseman Brett Lawrie,
The final call of safe was correct. Foot on base, ball in air.
who threw to first baseman Edwin Encarnacion in an attempt to retire lead runner Francisco, Brett Gardner advancing to second base. Initially ruled out by Fairchild and reversed to safe upon crew consultation with HP Umpire Paul Schrieber and 3B Umpire Chris Conroy, replays indicate that although Encarnacion cleanly fielded the throw, Francisco's left foot contacted first base before the ball entered the glove, the call was correct. At the time of the ejection, the Yankees were leading, 5-3. The Yankees ultimately won the contest, 5-3.

This is Jeff Kellogg (8)'s 1st ejection of 2013.
Jeff Kellogg now has 3 points in the UEFL Standings (0 + 2 MLB + 1 Correct Call [Crewmate] = 3).
Crew Chief Jeff Kellogg now has 3 points in the UEFL's Crew Division (2 + 1 Correct Call = 3).
*UEFL Rule 6-2-b-6-a specifies that "any displayed reasoning for such a call...shall not affect the determination of Quality of Correctness. Quality of Correctness is governed by the (in)correctness of the call made, not by the quality of reasoning given for such a call."

This is the 18th ejection of the 2013 MLB season.
This is the 8th Manager ejection of 2013.
This is the Blue Jays' 2nd ejection of 2013, 1st in the AL East (TOR 2; TB 1; BAL, BOS, NYY 0).
This is John Gibbons' first ejection since yesterday, April 24 (Mike DiMuro; QOC = N).
This is Jeff Kellogg's first ejection since July 25, 2012 (Don Mattingly; QOC = Y).

Wrap: Toronto Blue Jays vs. New York Yankees, 4/25/13
Video: Reversed call spawns Gibbons' 2nd consecutive ejection, kicked out this time for throwing a hat (TOR)

15 comments :

Gil Imber said...

Well, I wouldn't exactly call that "cleanly fielded."

Gil Imber said...

Did Fairchild ask for help afterwards or did Kellogg burst in looking to change the call, I'm not sure who is right or wrong just asking

Gil Imber said...

Had to do a double take there... "This is John Gibbons' first ejection since yesterday, April 24" ... nice...

Gil Imber said...

Well, the Blue Jays announcers sure made it sound like Kellogg was leading the charge on that, but I also saw the YES feed and it isn't really all that apparent. At the end of the day, the call reversal was right, runner was indeed safe either because of time play, because of no possession, foot off the base, whatever. He was safe for one reason or another.

Gil Imber said...

Nice screengrab there. Clearly shows the runner has beaten the play. SAFE!

Gil Imber said...

Gibbons was just mad at the process, not the call. If it was originally called bobble-safe he might not come out. I'm surprised Kellogg could understand what Gibbons was saying, as a Jays fan I can't even understand half of it.

Gil Imber said...

From what I was able to discern while watching last night, he said "bullshit" a lot.

Gil Imber said...

Always interesting when the umpires correctly reverse the call for the wrong reason.

Gil Imber said...

So...managers want to yell at umps whenever they have to change things to get the call right? Do they also want to send a batter to the minors every time they swing and miss? I don't care what the umps have to do to get the call right. Anything!!!

Gil Imber said...

the bobble, to me, comes when the firstbaseman brings his hands together, after pulling the glove hand up from the dirt. when he brings his hands together, the ball is popping out and he secures it with his barehand.

Gil Imber said...

terrible analogy, umpire make the correct call 99% of the time without getting help, Batters swing and miss 50% of the time and don't get to ask teammates for help and try again.

Gil Imber said...

Absolutely agree. Having both umpired and coached, any time a call is reversed that wasn't completely blatant, I expect to run a coach or get run. It's not about whether or not the call is right or wrong at that point, it's more a matter of as a team, we don't get to go back and correct a mistake. While it's in the rules, it's never nice to have pulled on you.

Gil Imber said...

I'm not so sure it is bobbled to begin with. But it is so damn close....I can think of better calls to argue!

Gil Imber said...

i think they got it right.

looked like the ball was in the dirt for a split second and that's all it took for the runner to beat out the play,

Gil Imber said...

My issue with this is the second base umpire initiating a meeting. That is not proper protocol; the only time umpires are to confer is if the calling umpire asks for such a meeting. The second base umpire is in no position to initiate an overturn of that call, regardless of the correctness of the final rulin

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