Saturday, August 31, 2013

MLB Ejection 151: Will Little (3; Ned Yost)

HP Umpire Will Little ejected Royals Manager Ned Yost for arguing a ball four call in the bottom of the 8th inning of the Royals-Blue Jays game. With two out and three on, Blue Jays batter Rajai Davis took a 3-0 fastball from Royals pitcher Aaron Crow for a called fourth ball. Replays indicate the pitch was located belt high and over the outer half of home plate (px 0.670), the call was incorrect. At the time of the ejection, the Blue Jays were leading, 4-2. The Blue Jays ultimately won the contest, 4-2.
 
This is Will Little (93)'s third ejection of 2013.
Will Little now has 8 points in the UEFL (10+3-1-4=8).
Crew Chief Gary Darling now has X points in the UEFL's Crew Division (X + 0 Incorrect Call = X).
 
This is the 151st ejection of the 2013 MLB season.
This is the 73rd Manager ejection of 2013.
This is the Royals' 4th ejection of 2013, T-4th in the AL Central (DET 8; CLE 6; CWS 5; KC, MIN 3).
This is Ned Yost's 1st ejection of 2013 and first since August 22, 2012 (Scott Barry; QOC = -).
This is Will Little's first ejection since August 9, 2013 (Max Scherzer; QOC = Correct).
 

26 comments :

Gil Imber said...

I love it when a mic picks up some of the argument.

Gil Imber said...

I thought it was down the middle though? lmao....

Gil Imber said...

You usually don't need lip reading when Ned Yost is involved.

Gil Imber said...

I still think Ned Yost should of never been fired in Milwaukee. No one ever agrees with me though.

Gil Imber said...

I don't care what the stupid little box says the pitch broke around the plate.

Gil Imber said...

Agreed, I'm surprised it took him this long to earn his 1st ejection of the year

Gil Imber said...

I agree with you. Doug melvin made a bad move firing him in the playoff race. My cousin who's a big brewers fan would not stop talking about the fact that Yost should never have been fired.

Gil Imber said...

Pitch look outside to me. I thought it broke around the dish

Gil Imber said...

I assume Little said that the ball was up, you could hear Yost say thats bs. But this might go back to last night too, KC had a rally going down 3 and he absolutely blew a safe out at 1st.

http://wapc.mlb.com/play/?content_id=30169343&c_id=mlb (last night)

Gil Imber said...

Concur. Yost gets the most out of what he has, often.

Gil Imber said...

Has there ever been a Yost ejection where we haven't explicitly heard what he said to the umpire? I remember a good portion of his explosion on Estabrook a few years ago was mic'd.

Gil Imber said...

Visually, it looks like that pitch is off the plate (but definitely not up) however, Pf/x has it as a strike so that is what we go with.

Gil Imber said...

also remember the blue jays are using an off setting camera angle

Gil Imber said...

Yes I know. It is why I prefaced my comment with "visually".

Gil Imber said...

Yost's parting words: "If you can't handle the f------ pressure, you shouldn't be here!" Will: Zzzzzz

Gil Imber said...

No, I'm pretty sure Will didn't say the pitch was up. Yost said "Are you gonna tell me that pitch was low? Are you gonna tell me that pitch was up? That's F**ing... That's right down the middle!" In the higher levels of baseball, I've heard that pretty commonly as a way to argue a pitch, since the manager acknowledges he can't see in and out from the dugout. I.e. "It's not up and it's not down.", Implying that since the catcher didn't move his glove, it must have been a strike. Others who have spent time in the pro game will know what I'm talking about. But I'm 99% sure will did NOT tell Yost the pitch was up.

Gil Imber said...

I was pretty disturbed by this little gem of Yost's. What pressure is he talking about? The pressure brought on by showboat managers? Like that's different in the majors? He would never say that to a veteran, and everyone - including Will Little - has to start somewhere. A little respect goes a long way, Ned.

Gil Imber said...

Dana Demuth ejected Robin Ventura for arguing a catch/no catch call by Paul Nauert. It was like the typical Ventura argument where it lasts for awhile and he's not swearing or getting heated but the Umpire has no choice but to eject him to get the game moving. Ventura has been awfully busy lately.

Gil Imber said...

http://wapc.mlb.com/cws/play/?content_id=30230897&topic_id=8879206&c_id=cws



heres the video and it looks like ventura bumps demuth

Gil Imber said...

Major league managers telling the AAA callups that they're unfit for the big leagues is standard operating procedure in this business. You see it a lot in the low minors too with minor league managers (who have been in the game for 5, 10, 20+ years) telling the fresh-out-of-umpire-school guys that they don't belong in pro ball. I doubt this was the first time Will's had to hear something like this.

Gil Imber said...

I seem to recall umpires here letting it be known that rookie players need to be put in their place by the veteran umpires too.. Respect goes both ways..

Gil Imber said...

And we also have to consider he blew a call the night before. I'm sure that has something to do with the comment..

Gil Imber said...

Oh, Mike, I'm sure that it does, but the big man shows restraint... We're taught to leave the problem on the field when we go home after a game. That's sage advice for all participants.

Gil Imber said...

It absolutely does, Mike, and I would be just as disgusted with any umpire who thought it their business to put any player, rookie or not, "in their place" without just cause.

Gil Imber said...

Sadly, you're probably right.

Gil Imber said...

So exactly how many points does Gary Darling have in the Crew Chief standings? Been a long time since I've had to solve for X. :-)

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