Saturday, August 24, 2013

MLB Ejection 146: Paul Nauert (2; Justin Upton)

HP Umpire Paul Nauert ejected Braves LF Justin Upton for arguing a strike one call in the top of the 6th inning of the Braves-Cardinals game. With one out and one on, Upton took a 0-0 fastball from Cardinals
Upton was restrained after his ejection.
pitcher Adam Wainwright for a called first strike before grounding out and on a 0-1 cutter. Replays indicate the first pitch was located thigh high and over the outer edge of home plate (px 0.617; sz_bot 1.570, pz 1.812), the call was correct. At the time of the ejection, the Cardinals were leading, 1-0. The Cardinals ultimately won the contest, 3-1.

This is Paul Nauert (39)'s second ejection of 2013.
Paul Nauert now has 8 points in the UEFL (4 + 2 MLB + 2 Y = 8).
Crew Chief Dana DeMuth now has 9 points in the UEFL's Crew Division (8 + 1 Correct Call = 9).

This is the 146th ejection of the 2013 MLB season.
This is the 66th player ejection of 2013. Prior to ejection, Upton was 0-3 in the contest.
This is the Braves' 8th ejection of 2013, T-1st in the NL East (ATL, WAS 8; NYM 6; PHI 4; MIA 2).
This is Justin Upton's 1st ejection of 2013 and first since August 8, 2012 (Alfonso Marquez; QOC = Correct).
This is Paul Nauert's first ejection since August 10, 2013 (Tom Foley; QOC = Correct).

Wrap: Atlanta Braves vs. St. Louis Cardinals, 8/23/13
Video: Upon grounding out to go 0-3 on the day, Upton is tossed and has choice words for Nauert (ATL)

58 comments :

Gil Imber said...

That's brutal, why throw him out?. Correct call know da..... Why throw him out when he's running to first it's almost like he went out of his way to start the fight. Paul naurt I'm talking about. Some other bafoon will argue with me on this thread. These umps have rabbit ears. You can't tell me he deserved to be tossed, with the video being shown its inconclusive with the ejection being handed out. Plus the upton. Brothers in there careers so far are really racking up the ejections

Gil Imber said...

After he grounded out, Upton clearly yelled "Fuck you" to Nauert. Nauert then says, "That's it." Then, "See ya." When Upton comes at Nauert, you can clearly see Nauert telling him why he was ejected. I watched this live and on the replay with the sound up, you can hear everything clear.


Nauert rarely ejects. In fact, he is a bit of a doormat. Am glad he did here. Upton sniped him, and Nauert took care of business.

Gil Imber said...

Hey Bryan,


Use some common sense on this one man. Rabbit ears is an asinine reference. Umpires aren't actively listening to catch some guy yelling at them. These players want to be heard and therefore yell things loud enough for the umpire to hear them.

Gil Imber said...

I love the fact announcers said umpires knowing how bad the braves out field is he shouldn't of ejected not his fault have you players stay under control

Gil Imber said...

You must be an expert with the thousands of games you have worked at the major league level. Everyone bitches on here about the homer announcers. Some of you "umpires" are just as fucking bad. Why can umpires never admit they are wrong? I spent a few years working with a AA team... Not saying im an expert (some douche would yhknk thats my point) Things are said between umpires and players. Get the fuck over it. Bunch of chicken shits.

Gil Imber said...

Um, no. Upton DID NOT say F*** you! He simply said F***! And it should be clear to anyone with any sense or any awareness that he was frustrated with grounding out and not driving in a run. Ump show...plain and simple.

Gil Imber said...

Really. I watched Bill Hohn stand and stare into many a dugout during his brutal season a few years back. Doug Eddings is another that has rabbit ears.

Gil Imber said...

That's not what they said. Listen to it again.

Gil Imber said...

You're a liar then. I watched it live too, and all Upton yelled after he hit the ball was "fuck". He did not say "fuck you". Stop making things up because you side with umpires.

Gil Imber said...

Its pretty much what he said. he didn't need to use those words exactly

Gil Imber said...

He said "knowing the Braves outfield situation, that hurts." There was no mention of whether that should have mattered in the ejection.

Gil Imber said...

Either you're a Braves fan or hearing impaired. Regardless of why, Upton clearly added the "you." It is clearly audible, and Nauert certainly heard it. Given the rarity of a Nauert ejection, there is no chance he ejects without the "you."


And I am hardly one who blindly sides with the umpires. Just ask the slappies who defend Jerry Meals.

Gil Imber said...

Seriously you still on this crap Jake? As i said... before he didn't say the way i said does not mean what i said is fact of the matter.

Gil Imber said...

So there is no chance you misheard?

Gil Imber said...

Huh?

Gil Imber said...

I'm with Jake here. The announcer's statement could be interpreted in more than one way (you obviously interpreted it as a statement against the umpire).



I interpreted that with the Braves down 1-0 in the top of the sixth, Justin getting ejected hurts their chances to win the game as he would have seen another at-bat. Most likely in the top of the 9th, to boot.

Gil Imber said...

I like how Softballumpire says, "Its [sic] pretty much what he said", when that wasn't even close to what he said. It's not even paraphrasing.

Gil Imber said...

So if he said fuck you to him he should of just let it go?

Gil Imber said...

Does anyone have the video of Upton's at bat in 3rd inning when he was called out on strikes?

I heard there was an exchange between Upton and Nauert in that at bat and think it could shed some light as to why Upton was ejected so quickly and seemingly unfairly in the 6th inning.

Gil Imber said...

2 ejections in 1 year for Nauert. That's gotta be a record for him.

Gil Imber said...

I think what some people are missing here is that if he said fuck you loud enoug for the umpire to hear he said it loud enough for the catcher to hear.

It is a cut and dry enough situation that the umpire has to eject to maintain his credibility with the other team.

Just because a player has his back to the umpire when he says forbidden things doesn't give the umpire the right to let those thing go without proper punishment being administered.

Gil Imber said...

Two ejections for Paul Nauert? In one season? Unreal!

Gil Imber said...

Generally an umpire will let one of those go if there is little else said and the player is not visually showing the umpire up. Short of "your terrible" or something to that effect it usually takes a bit more than 2 words to get ejected.

Gil Imber said...

Please prove to me he said fuck you... No one knows what was said except for the two of them.

Gil Imber said...

Nope he had 5 in 2006 according to retrosheet.

Gil Imber said...

A MLB umpire would not let "you're terrible" go. Also show me proof that he only said fuck. I agree with YEEZUS that Nauert is kind of a doormat. So if he ejected him Im sure he said more than just an F bomb. I do think the ejection had something to do with the 3rd inning at bat that everyone is talking about that I did not see.

Gil Imber said...

That is why i said "short of 'your terrible'' meaning that those are 2 words that would get you ejected. My statement is meant to imply that generally the only way to get ejected for 2 words is if you are calling the umpire terrible, bad, or something to that effect. It is unusual for a player to be ejected for simply dropping an F bomb or even a "F*** You" without saying anything else or visually showing up the umpire.

As for the 3rd inning I am the one who asked if anyone had the video in another comment as I have not seen that either but heard that something had happened.

Gil Imber said...

Speculation (and of course, once again) contentious banter aside, I'd like to know for sure what was said. Seems like a tough toss. That being said, it seems both Upton brothers need behavior modification of some sort.

Gil Imber said...

I didn't hear "Fuck You" either. I heard one word "Fuck" as a guy was running to first base. Think this was an unnecessary ejection.

Gil Imber said...

With that in mind, umpires would be ejecting MLB players left and right. The F bomb is dropped on a regular basis when players fly out or ground out, etc. How many of them are really ejected??
This looks like a poor ejection to me...

Gil Imber said...

That sounds like a fight to me lol.

Gil Imber said...

I think you missed the personal part of his comment. An f bomb doesn't get you ejected in pro ball but following it with a second person personal pronoun will usually get you dumped.

I'll give you the benefit of the doubt Mike and assume you simply mis-read my post.

Gil Imber said...

So I read your first line again. Missed the "you" part of it. But there is debate as to whether that was said or not. Some are saying it was; others are saying it wasn't.

Gil Imber said...

True. If he didn't say "you" it is a soft ejection. Basically a cumulative "I'm just tired of you" ejection. I'm hoping that isn't the case.

Gil Imber said...

Only one of those ejections was a HBP ejection (Ramon Ortiz). The others were arguing balls and strikes.

Gil Imber said...

Have you ever strapped it on?

Gil Imber said...

What does "fair" have to do with it?

Gil Imber said...

I read your post wrong. My bad.

Gil Imber said...

WRONG:


MLB.TV with the Ballpark only audio feed - with headphones on:


Upton DEFINITELY said :F**k you - the 'you' comes just as his bat hits the ground. Without the announcers, in stereo with headphones, the 'you' is clearly audible. Good night, Mr Upton. Upton also used the F word about twenty times in 30 seconds after the ejection.


You can also hear Nauert tell Freddy in the course of the post EJ discussion, something to the effect of "Thats not MY problem!" Freddy was probably complaining abut his OF shortage.


That ballpark only audio alone almost makes the $100 for MLB.tv worth it.

Gil Imber said...

see my post above ^ the naked audio is proof!

Gil Imber said...

see my post at the top - everybody on the field and on the box seats could hear it

Gil Imber said...

F*** you is automatic

Gil Imber said...

You're a liar. He did not add the you. If you keep insisting that he did, YOU need to be ejected.

Gil Imber said...

Can you record that audio feed with Audacity or a similar program and upload it somewhere temporarily?

Gil Imber said...

The raw audio does NOT lie


What Upton did was an old ballplayer trick - you say the F***, then you throw the bat down as you say 'you', so the bat hitting the ground masks it - except Neuart heard it. I have umpired for over 20 years, and I know all the little tricks the idiots try to pull.

Gil Imber said...

Ok cbdees , if your an umpire in this situation, how would you approach this ejection? If I was naurt I would not eject him unless he turns around from walking at first base and argues or throws hit equipment. I don't like an umpire eject a player for saying a little fbomb. Can't an umpire tune it out and just move on! I understand there has to be eticut in this game, but there is nothing to loss if your am umpire, it part of the game, players will argue Everyday. Ted Barrett who tossed Reyes few days ago, he let him have his say didn't toss him and ejected him after helmet, I know these are two different umpires, but Barrett I would think if he was in naurt shoes would not toss him, and these two umps are well mannered quite umps as far as career ejections and arguments.

Gil Imber said...

You're full of shit if you think he added the you. Either that or you're used to hearing what you want to hear...like people listening to rock songs backwards for satanic messages.

I've listened to your link and he most definitely did not add the you. You're a friggin' moron and the biggest umpire apologist I've ever seen if you think he did.

Gil Imber said...

"You're a liar, Earl!!"

Gil Imber said...

Woah. What might you be referring to?

Gil Imber said...

And now for something totally different... Clint Fagan just finished behind the plate for a 7+ hour game. I'd be interested to know his numbers.

Gil Imber said...

You are beyond delusional if you think that a player who is trying to drive in a run, on a struggling offense, would have the presence of mind to purposely time his bat toss to coincide with the last word of a retort directed at an umpire so as not to be heard.

Since my last comment got pulled, I will reiterate that you are obviously hearing things, like people who used to listen to songs backwards for hidden messages. You can make it sound like anything you want, and you obviously are. I've listen to the same audio, and he did not add the you.

Gil Imber said...

no - I get MLB.tv through my Roku streaming device

Gil Imber said...

He said "Fuck me," not "Fuck you." I heard it quite clearly on my headphones, and the other players all said the same thing.

Gil Imber said...

He said fuck me. I heard it quite clearly. You are mistaken.

Gil Imber said...

There are ZERO MLB, MiLB, or D1 umpires that would not eject for a player saying "f*** you" to them. This "visually showing up the umpires" thing is an announcer/fan line that is meaningless.

Gil Imber said...

There are f-bombs in games above the high school level every day and umpires ignore them. I HIGHLY doubt that Nauert would eject for a simple f-bomb by itself. These guys hear f-bombs all season long.

Gil Imber said...

#fanboy gets his feelings hurt from the #umpshow.

Gil Imber said...

Sorry this is late.


I was watching the feed on MLB tv and they replayed the incident during the next batter. He very clearly had a "you" after the "fuck"...not that this is proof or able to be substantiated, but it was clear enough that my wife came in from the next room and asked, "how did 'fuck you' get through the censors?"


What made me laugh in audio was I assume Nauert yelling twice "Boom, you're done. Boom, you're done" as Upton was about 2/3 the way down the line.

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