Sunday, July 14, 2013

MLB Ejection 097: Todd Tichenor (2; Jonny Gomes)

HP Umpire Todd Tichenor ejected Red Sox LF Jonny Gomes for arguing a time out request refusal in the top of the 9th inning of the Red Sox-A's game. With none out and none on, Gomes swung at and missed a 1-2
Tichenor denies Gomes' tardy plea for time.
slider from A's pitcher Grant Balfour for a swinging third strike. Replays indicate Gomes requested "time out" from Tichenor only after Balfour had begun his windup in contravention of Rule 6.02(b), the refused request was correct.* At the time of the ejection, the contest was tied, 2-2. The A's ultimately won the contest, 3-2, in 11 innings.

This is Todd Tichenor (97)'s second ejection of 2013.
Todd Tichenor now has 2 points in the UEFL (-2 + 2 + 2 = 2).
Crew Chief Bill Miller now has 1 point in the UEFL's Crew Division (0 Previous + 1 Correct Call = 1).
Prop Bet Winner (All-Star Break Eject #): backjudgejohn (97).
*Rule 6.02(b) Comment states, in part: "Umpires will not call “Time” at the request of the batter or any member of his team once the pitcher has started his windup or has come to a set position even though the batter claims “dust in his eyes,” “steamed glasses,” “didn’t get the sign” or for any other cause."

This is the 97th ejection of the 2013 MLB season.
This is the 43rd player ejection of 2013. Prior to his ejection, Gomes was 1-4 in the contest.
This is the Red Sox's 3rd ejection of 2013, T-3rd in the AL East (TOR 8; BAL, BOS, TB 4; NYY 1).
This is Jonny Gomes' 1st ejection of 2013 and first since June 5, 2008 (Jeff Kellogg; QOC = U [Fight]).
This is Todd Tichenor's first ejection since June 1, 2013 (Lance Berkman; QOC = N).

Wrap: Boston Red Sox vs. Oakland Athletics, 7/14/13
Video: Gomes requests "time" too late and is not granted his request, tossed arguing the no-call (BOS)

31 comments :

Gil Imber said...

I wonder what Gomes is arguing. Can someone read lips? It seems pretty obvious he waited for Balfour to start his windup before calling time, and I'm pretty sure Tichenor told him he can't get time granted when the pitcher is in his windup, so what is Gomes saying? And for that matter, what is so interesting about the backstop that Farrell keeps motioning to it?

Gil Imber said...

Was it Tichenor's fault that Gomes swung at that pitch too?

Gil Imber said...

I agree the time call was too late, but I am a big Red Sox fan and I can tell you that Lester was almost releasing the ball when Hamari called time on Saturday and in Seattle Blaser called time much to late. It seems the rookies call times more.

Gil Imber said...

you ARE being facetious, right? This was VERY quick, so one has to figure Gomes used one of those Magic Words, so it was most likely:


GOMES: I called f%%(ing time!!!!
TICH: He started his windup!!
GOMES: F^)# you!!!
TICH: You're gone!!!!!

Gil Imber said...

absolutely the correct call,
in baseball, you request timeout, you don't call it and it may or may not be granted depending on the situation.

pitcher was in the windup, absolutely the right call,

Gil Imber said...

Or even more likely: "that one's on you"

Gil Imber said...

Gomes is acting like he said "time" like 4 times before the pitch. What a lying sack if dog shit.

Gil Imber said...

I've had this happen quite a bit during the LL tourney games in our area. There have been a couple instances such as this where I have not granted it and coaches have been bent out of shape, so to speak. During the windup, unless I see lightning or something, I am not granting time! LOL

Gil Imber said...

Actually it looks like Tichenor explains (after whatever JG says while his back is to the camera) that the pitcher started to pitch and JG keeps running with the "Why do you think I put my hand up?" (with a waving motion). Did not look like much, but then again Tichenor is a stickler and would toss him simply for the vehement argument...

Gil Imber said...

(So I think it was more for the protesting demonstration that "showed Tichenor up", so to speak!)

Gil Imber said...

Nope, not being facetious. Gomes was there for quite a bit after the ejection and I'm curious if he was just repeating himself over and over and ignoring Tichenor's explanation or what.

Gil Imber said...

Not sure if it helps but if I DON'T grant the batter time, I will at least say "NO" or say "STAY HERE" or something to that effect so that the batter knows the balls live. Not sure if Tich. did this or not but bottom line, Gomes has no business expecting time to be granted on that late of a request.

Gil Imber said...

What the video did not show was Gomes asked for time earlier in the at bat as Balfour was starting his wind up and was granted time. This was his mind set the whole at bat, to get Balfour off his game.....call time as he is ready to pitch...take him off his timing.

Gil Imber said...

Ah, who cares. It's the Red Sox.

Gil Imber said...

How do you know? Were you in the conversation? I was always taught to verbally ask for time. But not to take my hands off the bat in case it wasn't granted.. How do you know he didn't verbally ask for it too?

Gil Imber said...

I'm just guessing by the way he put his hand in and out 3 times or so. Also I agree with Matt73. Like it was Tichenor's fault he swung at a pitch in the dirt. Gomes knew he was wrong and he just wanted to pass the blame on to someone else. You are right though I don't know for sure.

Gil Imber said...

Also when I say he "said" time I ment to say he "signaled" time.

Gil Imber said...

Seriously? Read lips.

He got tossed for "showing" the ump up when he "replayed" his attempt to call time. There were no obvious curse words.



At the very least, be objective.

Gil Imber said...

I am not a Tichenor fan....but this is a great call. You can't call Time after the pitcher is winding up--what's Gomes thinking? Blaming this and a swing at a terrible pitch on the ump? Crazy.
The only negative I see here is that Tichenor didn't run the manager as well. He was out there way too long given what brought him there in the first place. He got lucky!

Gil Imber said...

Then you have no need to call him names. If somebody called an umpire that on this website everybody would be calling that person a "rat."

BTW I'm not disagreeing with the umpire.. The rule is pretty clear.

Gil Imber said...

It was a quick hook. You can read Gomes lips. He did not swear. And after he was ejected he said why did you throw me out? He certainly didn't argue long before being tossed, just a couple of seconds. Very quick hook.

Gil Imber said...

Swearing is not the only thing that will get you thrown out.

Gil Imber said...

Hey, Gomes could have been just looking for a high five. He only emphasized that he called time 258438209534 times prior to leaving the field. Got to have that moral support when you whiff on pitches like that!

Gil Imber said...

Tichenor has not accepted being confronted and yelled at - since his first games in MLB (ask Mike Redmond, Jason Varitek, Ron Gardenhire, or Terry Francona!)...His prerogative not to!

Gil Imber said...

Doesn't matter, the bottom line is this... He asked for time, Tichenor thought it was too late, and time was not granted. That's it in a nutshell, so to speak. The only person "in the wrong" here is the batter for not realizing he should have been ready. Life's a bitch and then you marry one, deal with it!

Gil Imber said...

He was almost certainly ejected for his rather emphatic repetition of the time gesture. That sort of thing will usually lead to an automatic ejection.

Gil Imber said...

Amazingly there is no 1, 6, or 7 in your number! Crazy stuff.

Gil Imber said...

Good call. I don't like when umpires grant time when the pitcher has started his motion. It's a good way to get a pitcher injured. Not to mention that its never automatically granted.

On a side note, I remember seeing Bo Jackson hit a HR after being denied a time out.

Gil Imber said...

In this game alone, look what happened when Gomes, earlier in the game, fired his bat after striking out looking.....nothing. Look what happened when Donaldson from the A's was called out on strikes....nothing. Tichenor finally reacted when a guy turned on him. Great ejection by a very good strong umpire.

Gil Imber said...

TT doesn't take any crap. I thought he acted like sort of a dickhead with Francona and Gardenhire in 2011, but he is coming into his own. Strong umpire...

Gil Imber said...

Move along, folks....nothing to see here.....though I do want to know who was the person who actually thought this was an incorrect call....REVEAL YOURSELF TO US!!!! =D

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