Saturday, August 17, 2013

MLB Ejections 132, 133: Davidson, Muchlinski (1, 1)

1B Umpire Bob Davidson ejected Tigers Manager Jim Leyland for arguing a foul ball no call by HP Umpire Mike Muchlinski and HP Umpire Muchlinski ejected Tigers catcher Brayan Pena for unsportsmanlike-NEC (repeat visit) in the top of the 4th inning of the Royals-Tigers game. With none out and one on, Royals batter
Leyland jaws with Muchlinski after his ejection.
Alcides Escobar attempted to check his swing on a 2-2 curveball from Tigers pitcher Doug Fister. Replays indicate Escobar's bat made contact with the baseball after it bounced in the dirt, the call was incorrect; As Pena was ejected during ensuing action following Leyland's ejection during a visit with Davidson, his ejection is irrecusable. At the time of Leyland's ejection, the Tigers were leading, 3-2. At the time of Pena's ejection, the contest was tied, 3-3. The Tigers ultimately won the contest, 6-5.

This is Bob Davidson (61)'s first ejection of 2013.
This is Mike Muchlinski (76)'s first ejection of 2013.
Bob Davidson now has 0 points in the UEFL (0 Previous + 2 MLB + -2 Incorrect Call [Crewmate] = 0).
Mike Muchlinski now has 3 points in the UEFL (0 Previous + 3 AAA + 0 Irrecusable Call = 3).
Crew Chief John Hirschbeck now has 6 points in the UEFL's Crew Division (5 + 1 Irrecusable Call = 6).

These are the 132nd and 133rd ejections of the 2013 MLB season.
This is the 63rd Manager ejection of 2013.
This is the 58th player ejection of 2013. Prior to ejection, Carp was 0-1 in the contest.
This is the Tigers' 7th/8th ejection of 2013, 1st in the AL Central (DET 8; CLE 6; CWS, KC 3; MIN 2).
This is Jim Leyland's 3rd ejection of 2013 and first since July 28, 2013 (Chad Fairchild; QOC = Correct).
This is Brayan Pena's 1st ejection of 2013 and first since September 4, 2007 (Alfonso Marquez; QOC = U).
This is Bob Davidson's first ejection since September 19, 2012 (Jordany Valdespin; QOC = Incorrect).
This is Mike Muchlinski's first ejection since May 11, 2012 (Eric Hinske; QOC = Incorrect).

Wrap: Kansas City Royals vs. Detroit Tigers, 8/17/13
Video: Following a foul ball no call that leads to a two base pass ball, Leyland, Pena tossed (DET)

16 comments :

Gil Imber said...

It's too bad the umpires had their heads up their asses here. Cue the apologists in 3.. 2.. 1..

Gil Imber said...

From AP: Davidson took the blame for missing the call: "That's really on me because I should've seen the ball change directions," Davidson said following the game.

Glad to see he at least could fess up. Have a feeling Muchlinski won't be seeing more work anytime soon after that one.

Gil Imber said...

Are you implying that an attempt to explain the reasoning behind a missed call by demonstrating the series of events and facts leading to said call being missed is in some way a negative thing as opposed to a necessary element of intelligent discussion regarding any such situation?


Or perhaps you mean something else than the other people who have thrown that term around, in which I would like to request you elaborate upon what you mean by "apologists".

Gil Imber said...

In football you don't stop playing until you hear the whistle. In baseball you don't stop playing until the umpire signals dead ball.

Gil Imber said...

Yes tell me when you can see through people that's clearly a tough call just cause a ball change direction does not mean a bat hit it. could of just been teh way the ball was thrown or it just hit something even.

Gil Imber said...

How about getting out of your La-z-boy, put down your beer, go to pro school, and get a job so you can show us how good you are!

Gil Imber said...

Missed call, it happens. But I certainly see why Pena and Leyland were tossed. Tigers won, so it is a moot point, but if they hadn't (at this time of the season) I can see why they would be chagrined.

Gil Imber said...

"This is Bob Davidson (61)'s first ejection of 2013."



Huh. Ain't that something.

Gil Imber said...

How come we can hear Muchlinski say "Ball, no." On the video but Pena couldn't? Muchlinski missed the call, sure, but part of that is on Pena for being his own umpire.

Gil Imber said...

That was a terrible call.


i can't believe it took until mid-August for Davidson's first ejection. But, that is vintage Bob in throwing someone out very quickly while the call was totally wrong.


At least replay next year will alleviate errors like that.

Gil Imber said...

I'd say "Umpire Transference" is more accurate here.

Gil Imber said...

I'm actually curious; will a play like this be reviewable? It was called a ball, does that make it a ball/strike call? How does the actual language of the new replay rule interpret this?

Gil Imber said...

If the runner was only on 1st he still might have scored on the double.

Gil Imber said...

I was thinking that was a possibility, but I couldn't tell in the video how far down the line the ball went nor am I too familiar with that park's bounces and all that, so I didn't want to mention it.

Gil Imber said...

Yup, he's working almost full time as a call up -- he's going to be buried because of one missed call, one he couldn't possibly see.


Right.

Gil Imber said...

Anybody see why Davidson ejected Leyland in the first place? I didn't see on this reply that Leyland was even approaching Davidson...

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