Wednesday, June 5, 2013

MLB Ejection 064: Jordan Baker (1; Alan Trammell)

3B Umpire Jordan Baker ejected Arizona Diamondbacks Bench Coach Alan Trammell for arguing a safe call (Unsportsmanlike-NEC; repeat visit) in the bottom of the 6th inning of the Diamondbacks-Cardinals game.
Baker and a cameo by Angel's snapback cap.
With two out and one on, Cardinals batter Yadier Molina took a 3-0 fastball from D-Backs pitcher Tyler Skaggs as Cardinals baserunner R2 Carlos Beltran attempted to steal third base as Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero attempted to throw him out. Replays indicate D-Backs third baseman Martin Prado caught the ball and appeared to tag Beltran's right foot with his glove prior to Beltran arriving at third; because Diamondbacks Manager Kirk Gibson argued the call at the time of the event, Trammell's ejection during a pitching change falls under the classification of USC-NEC - no exemption applies, the call was irrecusable.* At the time of the ejection, the Diamondbacks were leading, 6-5. The Diamondbacks ultimately won the contest, 7-6.

This is Jordan Baker (71)'s second ejection of 2013.
Jordan Baker now has 6 points in the UEFL (3 + 3 AAA + 0 Irrecusable Call = 6).
Crew Chief Dana DeMuth now has 1 point in the Crew Division (0 Previous + 1 Irrecusable Call = 1).
*UEFL Rule 6-2-b-5-b specifies irrecusability for teams engaging in two+ visits concerning the same play.

This is the 64th ejection of 2013.
This the Diamondbacks' 4th ejection of 2013, 2nd in the NL West (LAD 5; ARI 4; SF 2; SD 1; COL 0).
This is Alan Trammell's first ejection since September 20, 2005 (Lance Barksdale; QOC = U).
This is Jordan Baker's first ejection since April 9 (Carlos Carrasco; QOC = U).

Wrap: Arizona Diamondbacks vs. St. Louis Cardinals, 6/5/13
Video: Baker ejects Trammell for arguing a safe call at third base that preceded a Cardinals run (ARI)

41 comments :

Gil Imber said...

Weak. Why can't these guys just admit it when they screw up?

Gil Imber said...

I'm not sure why, but I don't think I like this kid very much. Maybe this is why. http://www.lobshots.com/2013/06/01/gum-throwing-umpire-jordan-baker-has-no-respect-for-baseball/

Gil Imber said...

Can't stand this Ump. He seems to make quite a few bad calls when it counts. Spitting gum on the grass is very disrespectful. I say get rid of him.

Gil Imber said...

Looked like Prado tagged Beltran twice...if an umpire sees that a fielder tries to tag once and thinks he missed the tag and tries again, the umpire will usually give a safe call...I'm not saying Baker was right on this one but just saying the actions of the fielder didn't help.

Gil Imber said...

Yea..... I cant imagine this kind of attention is a good thing when trying to get a job.

Gil Imber said...

I dont play in the UEFL (a little too jock-sniffing for me but to each his own), but I find it rather silly you dont count this as an incorrect call when CLEARLY all this sh*t stemmed from an obvious miss.

Gil Imber said...

Seriously?!?!?!?!?! I have nothing to say about this ejection. What does MLB have to say about the gum? On the field? In fair territory??? REALLY???

Gil Imber said...

I find it "rather silly" that you utilize a pusillanimous moniker such as "GuestUmp" on a board that you suspect of "jock-sniffing" - while making "constructive criticism". BTW, that is about as doltish a term as "umpire apologist" or "game face".

Gil Imber said...

JB needs to stop the shit with the gum. It's fucking gross, among other things. Focus on your craft, JB, you have some strides to make before you're one of the solids....

Gil Imber said...

Jordan is going to have a job next year. It would be interesting if he stops with the gum thing. One of the reasons his was in AA for so long for his perceived immaturity. What counts in the long run is who likes you.. and he is beloved by the MLB higher ups!

Gil Imber said...

Use some common sense. An umpire has no way of knowing that he missed a call until he sees a replay, which he won't see until after he leaves the field following the game, so naturally while he is on the field he is going to assume he got it right.

Gil Imber said...

UEFL Rule 6-2-b-5-b: "Repeat visit ejections: If a manager, coach or player leaves the dugout or his position to argue a call with an umpire, this is considered one team visit and argument. If a person is ejected during a repeat visit (second or subsequent) to argue the same play that he or a teammate, manager or coach argued during the first visit, this ejection shall be considered Unsportsmanlike-NEC under Rule 6-2-b-5."

Gil Imber said...

I like how the broadcasters seem to imply that this is the first year in which umpires have missed calls ever.

Gil Imber said...

this never would have happened if Richie Garcia was still on staff

Gil Imber said...

Eh, in this case, you know. By the time this happened, somebody went to a monitor and saw that he missed the call, and now they're going to let him have it.

Gil Imber said...

If someone came up to me and said "I know you missed that call, I saw it on a replay" I wouldn't believe them. Only when I see that replay myself am I going to believe it.

Gil Imber said...

If someone says that, they're ejected at that point, anyway. That's an automatic.

Gil Imber said...

Not that I wanted to get into this again but how is throwing gum on the field any worse that spitting chew on the field?

Gil Imber said...

You're putting yourself in a bad position, then.

Gil Imber said...

How so?

Gil Imber said...

Boy!!!!! You're REALLY excited about this, AREN'T YOU???!?!?!?!

Gil Imber said...

If someone sees that you missed it upon confirmation of the monitor and you still inform that you made the call correct, the following will happen.
a) Auto-EJ [which looks bad if you're wrong].
b) Going to get scorched post-game by the manager.
c) Reputation. You're going to get a reputation as someone with zero accountability.

Gil Imber said...

I'm going to get a reputation as someone who doesn't believe everything a manager tells me. I don't know if he saw a replay or not. He could be lying. I'm not going to say I missed a call just because a manager claims he saw a replay that says so.

Gil Imber said...

Why in the world would I believe anything a RAT says!

Gil Imber said...

You just know, though. Obviously, you're not going to believe someone who comes flying out of the dugout, but you're going to believe someone who comes out two innings later.

Gil Imber said...

Didn't know about the gum thing until today. Disrespectful for sure; I wonder what Mr. Baker would do if a head groundskeeper asked him not so politely to stop tossing his gum on the field? Wonder if a groundskeeper has ever been ejected?

Gil Imber said...

You have to understand angle of view before you criticize an umpire's call. He was blocked from the tap on the foot, the glove looks like it goes up along but not touching the leg until it taps him on the upper leg. Then what happens is from the angle the ump had is the appearance of a double tag (as Chris Silvestri accurately explains).

Gil Imber said...

Geez sad

Gil Imber said...

I'm not sure what they see in him...but I get a hint of arrogance every time I look at him.

Gil Imber said...

I understand the angle. I don't have to umpire MLB to understand positioning, it applies at all levels. I am just surprised in this instance. But, shit happens.

Gil Imber said...

The only thing MLB car about is motorcycle.

Gil Imber said...

DD4D, I didn't mean to imply anything to you specifically. (Actually, my comment was copied from a Facebook post I made earlier and I didn't edit it well, it seems.)


It is surprising (actually scary) how many people have no clue how important positioning is. I think the worst offenders at this are broadcasters (they usually have no idea what they are talking about). The whole viewing of a replay that shows a different angle and then saying "how can he miss that"? Angle, position and real time vs every other angle, zoom control and frame by frame.


It is a pet peeve of mine.

Gil Imber said...

Geez happy

Gil Imber said...

I know, no worries. I can see how my response might have seemed abrupt or glib, but it was more of a matter-of-fact statement. Nailing the right angle for each call is something I am working on for both baseball and soccer. And I am a long way from professional sports. =)

Gil Imber said...

That guy's a joke - http://www.fanpetitions.com/petitions/stop-throwing-gum-on-the-field-and-stop-blowing-calls/

Gil Imber said...

Jordan Baker is rapidly taking over for CB Bucknor as the worst umpire in baseball. I umpired HS and small college ball for about 15 years and chewed gum but I had the decency to carry a sandwich bag with me to put the spent gum in, not toss it on the field. After some of the other blown calls have seen over the past few weeks by a variety of umpires, Angel Hernandez is looking better and better.

Gil Imber said...

More visible in my opinion.

Gil Imber said...

Baker is not with that crew tonight. Quinn Wolcott has taken his place

Gil Imber said...

Didn't realize that he was hit by a ball in last night's game. Most likely the reason for his sudden departure.

Gil Imber said...

Also, because chew is made of small particles (at least the ground up stuff), it pretty quickly breaks down and disappears in the grass. This is gonna sound dumb, but what happens if a ball hits a wad of that and it affects the hop or a throw from the outfield?

Gil Imber said...

Baker is back behind the plate in Chicago today, so his replacement was likely due to being hit the night before. For his own sake, leave the gum in the locker room.

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