Saturday, August 10, 2013

MLB Ejection 125: Paul Nauert (1; Tom Foley)

HP Umpire Paul Nauert ejected Rays 3B Coach Tom Foley for arguing a strike three call in the top of the 6th inning of the Rays-Dodgers game. With two out and none on, Rays batter Yunel Escobar took a 3-2 cutter
Foley's choice words earn ejection from Nauert.
from Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke for a called third strike. Replays indicate the pitch was located knee high and over the outer half of home plate (sz_bot 1.540, pz 1.566; px 0.478), the call was correct. At the time of the ejection, the Dodgers were leading, 5-0. The Dodgers ultimately won the contest, 5-0.

This is Paul Nauert (39)'s first ejection of 2013.
Paul Nauert now has 4 points in the UEFL (0 + 2 + 2 = 4).
Crew Chief Dana DeMuth now has 7 points in the UEFL's Crew Division (6 Previous + 1 Correct Call = 7).

This is the 125th ejection of the 2013 MLB season.
This is the Rays' 5th ejection of 2013, T-3rd in the AL East (TOR 8; BOS 7; BAL, TB 5; NYY 2).
This is Tom Foley's 1st ejection of 2013 and first since June 10, 2003 (Ed Rapuano; QOC = N/A).
This is Paul Nauert's first ejection since August 7, 2012 (Dustin Pedroia; QOC = Irrecusable).

Wrap: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Los Angeles Dodgers, 8/10/13
Video: Escobar, upset, jumps, gestures, throws equipment to earn fine; Foley gets tossed (FOX)

12 comments :

Gil Imber said...

Nauert tossed someone. Just checking to make sure the moon is not blue.

Gil Imber said...

What do we always hear commentators saying when a pitch is poorly framed, that they thought was a strike? "Just call a strike a strike." So, that's what Nauert did here. He called the pitch a strike, despite where it landed. And what do they do? Complain about it.

Gil Imber said...

Correct call it does not matter where the catcher catches the ball it matters when it crosses the plate. Announcers once again open there big mouths and put there foot in there mouths.

Gil Imber said...

Not sure how Escobar remained in the game.

Gil Imber said...

Great call and well-handled. I am glad he did not toss Escobar. I think the way he handled his equipment was different than how, say, Braun (twice) has slammed his helmet (w/o saying a word further) and gotten summarily tossed. Escobar slammed his equipment, but I don't think it was that bad - and was nowhere near the umpire. That is why I am GUESSING he was not tossed. That'd have been a fine line for me too. Third base coach says somethng further? I toss him as well. Give a 3rd base coach some rope, gonna wanna be a cowboy, Gus.

Gil Imber said...

I can actually understand the beef that Escobar had here (and Loney too). Yes a strike is a strike bu we also require F2 to present the pitch in a fashion that it is more or less clear that it indeed was a strike.

I keep forgetting about Nauert because of more higher profile umpires like Angel and Cowboy Joe. But at least I can trust them to call the game correctly and not look like crap while doing it. (Save the snap back hat that is.)

Gil Imber said...

Does anyone else think it is silly that crew chiefs get points for ejections when they often have nothing to do with the ejection? Dana DeMuth is not even pictured here.

Gil Imber said...

Correct call... just not one you see any MLB umpire call that often.

Gil Imber said...

Yunel Escobar should've been tossed as well. Slamming equipment gets ya every time! OR at least in my book.

Gil Imber said...

Because they, like far too many people, have no concept of three-dimensional space when it is translated onto a two-dimensional plane. They can only see where the pitch is caught and they're simply not quite smart enough to understand that there is space between the front of the plate and the catcher's glove for the ball to continue its motion, meaning if it is any pitch other than the fastball the catcher will likely never catch it in the same location at which it crossed the plate.

Gil Imber said...

how did escobar not get tossed. He could maybe get away with spiking the helmet and throwing the bat, but then he looks back at the umpire when he does it.

Gil Imber said...

The fact that the broadcaster Eric Karros mispronounced Paul Nauert's name speaks volumes. It destroys any credibility Karros had and shows he couldn't have been bothered to so much as look at the MLB Umpire Media Guide before a nationally televised game, readily accessible in 30 press boxes around the league, which says how to pronounce several tricky umpire last names, including Paul Nauert which is pronounced, according to the media guide, "NART"


Used to respect Karros as a player, but he's an embarrassment to watch as an announcer.

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