Friday, August 9, 2013

MLB Ejection 124: Dan Bellino (5; Ron Roenicke)

HP Umpire Dan Bellino ejected Brewers Manager Ron Roenicke for arguing a fan interference call in the top of the 4th inning of the Brewers-Mariners game. With one out and one on, Brewers batter Yuniesky Betancourt hit a 0-1 fastball from Mariners pitcher Joe Saunders on the ground to third baseman Kyle Seager, who committed a fielding error resulting in a fan interference call. Replays indicate that as the ball caromed down the left field fence line, a spectator wearing a Yankees jersey and Nets hat reached over the restraining wall and contacted the baseball with his hand while R1 was between second and third base, the call was correct. At the time of the ejection, the contest was tied, 2-2. The Brewers ultimately won the contest, 10-5.

This is Dan Bellino (2)'s fifth ejection of 2013.
Dan Bellino now has 16 points in the UEFL (12 Previous + 2 MLB + 2 Correct Call = 16).
Crew Chief Tim Welke now has 7 points in the UEFL's Crew Division (6 Previous + 1 Correct Call = 7).

This is the 124th ejection of the 2013 MLB season.
This is the 60th Manager ejection of 2013.
This is the Brewers' 3rd ejection of 2013, 4th in the NL Central (PIT 7; STL 5; CHC 4; MIL 3; CIN 0).
This is Ron Roenicke's 2nd ejection of 2013 and first since April 24, 2013 (Gary Darling; QOC = Incorrect).
This is Dan Bellino's first ejection since July 12, 2013 (Mike Matheny; QOC = Irrecusable).

Wrap: Milwaukee Brewers vs. Seattle Mariners, 8/9/13
Video: Roenicke ejected arguing runner placement sending R1 back to third (MIL)

37 comments :

Gil Imber said...

WTH? The fan DID touch the ball yet the Brewers announcer is rambling on about how "brutal" this call is............no sir, what's brutal is your announcing. Why don't you get a pair of glasses and watch the replay again and you'll understand you sound like a douche!

Gil Imber said...

That is bill Schroeder at his finest. Although I don't understand why it mattered. Gomez would of scored either way.

Gil Imber said...

Tim Welke continues to befuddle.... He lets his 3 guy (granted the best thing that's happened to umpiring in a long time) get an ejection that Welke as the senior guy should have handled then Dreckman comes in to clean things up.. Did I miss something was Welke demoted? We all remember the Girardi incident last season but this is tough to watch.
Another solid job by Bellino taking care of biz!

Gil Imber said...

Cue the Dr. Claw theme.

Gil Imber said...

I don't get it. Does that make me stupid?

Gil Imber said...

This one's got a little more than meets the eye. Can we be sure that Roenicke got tossed over whether fan interference occurred or by the placement of his runner by the umpires "in order to nullify such interference?"

Gil Imber said...

I'm confused... do announcers want them to get the call right? Or only get it right when they're the closest person to the play and all others who were further away couldn't possibly see anything and shouldn't add information to the decision making process???

Gil Imber said...

No, no, I'm referring to that "Duel of the Announcers" video Gil posted earlier this year with Jon Miller and Bill Schroeder trying to explain a base award. He used the Dr. Claw theme in it. Sorry about the confusion - I actually respect your posts.

Gil Imber said...

That announcer is the definition of a Homer. I understand that the home TV audience wants someone pulling for their team, but does that mean you have to lose all sense of objectivity altogether? The announcing is what's "brutal" here, not the call.

Gil Imber said...

Nevermind, I got fooled by the Brewer's graphic showing the runner on 2nd, meaning I thought they sent the runner who scored back to 2nd. We're good.

Gil Imber said...

The 2:04 mark is beyond priceless. "There was no touching of that baseball" at the exact moment they show the fan touching the ball.

Gil Imber said...

Completely agree. TW has been in decline for approximately two and a half seasons now.

Gil Imber said...

Bill Schroeder's nickname was 'Rock'. Well, because he's as dumb as one. I'd contend that he's worse than Hawk.

Gil Imber said...

One of the few points I disagree with you on. In his class, Hawk is the valedictorian of ignorant announcers.

Gil Imber said...

Roles, though. Bill Schroeder has an obligation as an analyst to inform viewers.
Hawk is an unabashed homer. And I know some of us may be reluctant to admit this, but Hawk, for the most part, is *fair* to umpires. Yes, he'll have his meltdown here and there. But you often hear Hawk saying "that's a good call" or "that's a good umpire." He called HW a "very good umpire" the other day.

Gil Imber said...

2:10 it was touch by a fan.. and they still on the announcers denying that it ever touch a fan... are they blind are just stupid? These announcers really need to start getting better

Gil Imber said...

This is not the first time we have seen Tim Welke not come to the defense of his fellow umpires or lollygag on the field. If he doesn't want to be there or doesn't care to have the responsibility give the crew chief to someone else

Gil Imber said...

I couldn't see the 2:04 mark i should watch see i can see it, 2:10 is a clear as day.

Gil Imber said...

Schroeder is the worst color guy in the league hands down.

Gil Imber said...

Isn't he the guy that screwed the proverbial pooch last year with the Dodgers/Rockies call at first (when Helton was 4 feet off the base and the runner was still ruled out)?

Gil Imber said...

I am from Wisconsin and a brewer fan and watch most of there games. Just want to inform people about Bill Schroeder. He is a horrible homer although not as bad as Hawk in my opinion. He was a back up catcher for the brewers for a few years back in the mid 80's. He usually commends umpires as long as it isn't a weird play. If it is on a bang bang play and the umps get it right weather its for the brewers or not he usually talks good of umpires. However when it comes to something with a weird play or ruling you can tell how he used to be a player and doesn't know anything about the rules. I agree with turducken his nick name is "rock" probably because he is as dumb as one. I disagree with turducken about him being worse than hawk though. He not even close to being as bad as him. Of couse Hawk says "good call" and "good umpire" if the calls go the white sox way. By the way the brewers other announcers Brian Anderson is pretty good. You might know him if your team ever plays sunday games on TBS.

Gil Imber said...

I can see why RR is upset here. I kinda see both sides. There was clear touching (or "cupping", as Chandler would tell Joey in an episode of FRIENDS). But it did not impugn the play. But rules are rules. RR should be more upset at the beer-weilling swine that screwed it up for his team!

Gil Imber said...

A rule is a rule but don't you think the umpires should of judged that Gomez should of scored either way? I think the umpires got this call wrong but it doesn't really matter either way. I don't even think Seattle asked the umps to talk about it. They just did on there own.

Gil Imber said...

I don't think he should give up the crew chief position. He should retire!

Gil Imber said...

I didn't remember that. I had to look it up that it had something to do with Inspector gadget. That's what I was confused about. Thanks for clearing it up. I'm glad the brewers are good for something this year because the team is really hard to watch.

Gil Imber said...

They only want them to get it right if it is in favor of there team.

Gil Imber said...

I think it did affect the play. Look how the left-fielder was going to field the ball, and look at how it ended up careening off the wall once the guy touched it. I'm not convinced he would have thrown the runner out at home, but the third base coach might have held him at third instead of sending him if the left fielder gets to the ball faster. No one is going to be happy on this whether you score him or put him back at third.

Gil Imber said...

The announcers in that clip said that the Seattle manager (Thompson maybe) questioned whether spectator interference happened. They never show him but they allude to it once.

Gil Imber said...

Yes.

Gil Imber said...

Tom Foley got tossed by Paul Nauert for arguing balls and strikes and defending Yunel Escobar who surprisingly did not get tossed.

Gil Imber said...

Chris Johnson (ATL) tossed by Jim Joyce on a strike three call. Ejected for slamming equipment after strike call.

Gil Imber said...

Thats right up/down there with McCarver's "The Giants had the right man up there" , right as BOO was discovered !

Gil Imber said...

Jim Joyce ejected Chris Johnson.

Gil Imber said...

He was questioning the placement of runners. There is video of him talking about it in the post-game interview..

Gil Imber said...

Well it's always funny when an umpire will say "I'm the only one who can make this call" but then at the same time you'll see them pull this. I'm not saying they didn't get the call right, but the guy closest to it blew it. He didn't call the fan interference until getting help from his partners. If he couldn't see that, then it's time to get out of the league!

Gil Imber said...

I don't know, I still like him better than #55!
*sardonic grin*
Naturally, there are a examples of a limited numer of umps I seem to really dislike (AH) - and also examples of several more I seem to enjoy watching (JJ, TT).

Gil Imber said...

Thompson did come out (Wedge is on sick leave after a minor heart attach, I think). Watched this happen prety much live.

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