Saturday, September 7, 2013

MLB Ejection 158: Alan Porter (5; Brandon Barnes)

HP Umpire Alan Porter ejected Astros CF Brandon Barnes for arguing a ball call (hit-by-pitch refusal) in the top of the 6th inning of the Astros-Athletics game. With one out and none on, Barnes took a 0-2 slider from A's pitcher A.J. Griffin for a called ball; though the pitched ball made contact with Barnes, Porter did not award Barnes first base, ruling he failed to attempt to avoid the baseball pursuant to OBR Rule 6.08, which states, in part that a batter shall not be entitled to first base when touched by a pitched ball if he "makes no attempt to avoid being touched by the ball"; as Barnes was ejected during a subsequent at bat after striking out swinging, the call was irrecusable. At the time of the ejection, The A's were leading, 5-4. The A's ultimately won the contest, 7-5.

This is Alan Porter (64)'s fifth ejection of 2013.
Alan Porter now has 4 points in the UEFL (2 Previous + 2 MLB + 0 Irrecusable Call = 4).
Crew Chief Jerry Layne now has 12 points in the UEFL's Crew Division (11 + 1 Irrecusable Call = 12).

This is the 158th ejection of the 2013 MLB season.
This is the 68th player ejection of 2013. Prior to ejection, Barnes was 0-2 in the contest.
This is the Astros' 3rd ejection of 2013, T-2nd in the AL West (OAK 6; HOU, TEX 3; LAA 2; SEA 1).
This is Brandon Barnes' first career MLB ejection.
This is Alan Porter's first ejection since August 29, 2013 (Ron Gardenhire; QOC = Irrecusable [Warnings]).

Wrap: Houston Astros vs. Oakland Athletics, 9/6/13
Video: Barnes is tossed from the dugout complaining about Porter's invocation of "lean in" Rule 6.08 (HOU)

46 comments :

Gil Imber said...

http://wapc.mlb.com/hou/play/?content_id=30386651&topic_id=8879000&c_id=hou


would of been nice to see a replay stupid announcers

Gil Imber said...

I am really a big fan of Porter. But he ejects often, and in this case an unnecessary situation.

Gil Imber said...

Ah here's softball ump insulting more people. You're obviously so good at what you do.

Gil Imber said...

Do you know what was said? I'm sure it probably was a warranted ejection.

Gil Imber said...

I only insulting the announcers as I always do as they open there big mouths like you clearly.

Gil Imber said...

The problem is the announcers do NOT know the rules. I don't care how long some were in the game they still don't know the rules. They know "rule myths" but not the rules.

Gil Imber said...

I have the mlb package, so I went back and watched. The batter very clearly stuck his elbow out into the path of the pitch in an intentional effort to get the HBP. Good call by Porter!

Gil Imber said...

at about 1:07 you'll see the call

http://wapc.mlb.com/play/?content_id=30394037&c_id=mlb&topic_id=vtp_mm_wrapup

Gil Imber said...

Yes, when watching the video link from "Sportsmania" at 1:07, Barnes clearly sticks his elbow out to induce the HBP. It takes a lot of balls to make that call... excellent work by Porter.

Gil Imber said...

"Tie goes to the runner.", "A ball that hits the batter after hitting the ground cannot result in a hit by pitch.", "If the catcher doesn't move his glove, it must be a strike."

Gil Imber said...

Plenty of umpires (or officials in other sports) who don't know the rules too. Or just refuse to enforce them..

Gil Imber said...

Of all the "homer" announcer comments this season, the commentary during the Barnes ejection clip are among the worst yet.

Gil Imber said...

Mike, have you ever strap it on and work the dish? Have you ever laced 'em up and been in the middle with multiple runners? Thought not. I will give you a "mini-clinic". Know the rule, know how to apply the rule and know the intent/spirit of the rule.

Gil Imber said...

Like I do? Nah dude. Just tired of jack wagons like you running your mouth like you're the end all be all because you umpire youth softball... Actually you insulted the announcers for not showing a replay pal... Granted announcers aren't the best... But I'm pretty sure they don't control what replays are shown. My point is that anyone who reads these comments can't go one single ejection without reading some asinine comment by you.. Or you trying to pick a fight because you know everything. Does this site have a keyboard warrior of the year award? If so softball umpire you have my vote pal. We will see how long they allow my comment before its deleted this time.

Gil Imber said...

SJR have you ever seen the "40 Rules Myths"? It will blow your mind!

Gil Imber said...

The announcers don't have control of the broadcast. Whether or not a replay is shown is not their decision.

Gil Imber said...

Porter warned Barnes to stop yelling at him. Barnes responded by coming up to the top step of the dugout to continue the argument. How was the ejection unnecessary?

Gil Imber said...

I've probably seen/heard most of them, but please link me anyway.

Gil Imber said...

Con't know how. Still kind of computer illiterate!

Gil Imber said...

thanks for giving a link man

Gil Imber said...

Clearly i am not the only targeting the announcers in my link there saying the umpire should allowed them to go off and chew them, cause he "blew a call"

Gil Imber said...

I have to hand it to Alan Ashby, the guy who actually keeps his mouth shut once the rant begins. He's done a good job in Houston, and I was really impressed with him in Toronto. He's generally fairly good with umpires, as well as being fairly down the middle with his calls.

Gil Imber said...

The call on the field was correct. Bo Porter ejecting a player who is jawing a little in the dugout is absolutely ridiculous. There was no need to eject Barnes from the game. This is yet another example of an umpire having an adverse effect on the same. What a JOKE.

Gil Imber said...

The real joke is that YOU don't know the difference between Bo Porter and Alan Porter. Do you need pictures, or do you think they look alike?

Gil Imber said...

I'm guessing you didn't watch the video, because if you had then you'd know that Barnes was on the playing field when he was ejected.

Gil Imber said...

Hey Rob. How long did you in the game? You must a have worked a while because your comment leads me to believe you know about game management!

Gil Imber said...

It was unnecessary because he should have had his head in the game and not in the Houston dugout. It's unnecessary because these umps too often have thin skin, rabbit ears and/or what to be a part of the show. No one pays to see umpires work a game. The video was pretty clear that Barnes did not make a big scene after getting to the dugout. Why is Porter even paying an attention to Barnes?

Gil Imber said...

I wonder if they are related.

Gil Imber said...

"Tie goes to the runner" is technically accurate. Hell, Gil wrote on this last year.

http://www.closecallsports.com/2012/07/rules-605j-701-and-708e-tie-goes-to.html

Gil Imber said...

After Barnes put hit bat and helmet away he said "You've got to be kidding me" and Porter kicked him out after he walked back towards Bo...it seemed a little brisk to me, Porter probably wouldn't have noticed if he didn't have his head in the dugout.

Gil Imber said...

He was in the dugout actually, he was tossed right after he put his bat and helmet away

Gil Imber said...

We must be watching a different video....he engages him while he is at the bat rack with his back turned 80 feet away.... Typical #umpshow move - not surprised you think it is right

Gil Imber said...

If you don't want me in your dugout, keep your words off my field!

Gil Imber said...

Doubtful, or Alan would not be on Houston games, right? The precedent is Jim & Randy Wolf, and even as far back and Bill & Tom Haller.

Gil Imber said...

Uh, I think that's the point. He wasn't on the field. But on this site, I guess the ump's are the stars.

Gil Imber said...

Watch the video linked in the post, specifically around the 1:05 mark, which is apparent by the sudden reaction from him and various individuals behind him. That's when the ejection occurs. Note that Barnes then proceeds to walk onto the field without gaining any more height; in other words he was already onto the field when he was ejected.

Gil Imber said...

No, he wasn't. Watch the video around 1:05.

Gil Imber said...

He WAS on the field, actually. But he means that if you don't want the ump to hear you, don't yell loud enough for him to hear you.

Gil Imber said...

What was the second thing he said?

Gil Imber said...

It truly is NOT a myth that tie goes to the runner. The moment the batter / runner puts the ball in play ... The batter runner is legally entitled to advance to first base. The batter runner is safe until he is retired. Aside from what you have been told over the years.... Why would the advantage be given to the defense? I'm bracing myself for the onslaught of negative responses... But when you watch a replay on tv on plays at first, if you watch the ball arrive in the glove seemingly as the foot compresses the bag, the batter runner beat the play .

Gil Imber said...

Oh look, a Twitter fanboy uses Keith Law's cute little hashtag. Barnes initiated the "engagement" by running his mouth from the dugout. Alan Porter doesn't eject him until Barnes is back up at the top step behind Bo Porter yelling at Alan. Maybe if Barnes doesn't want to get ejected, he should keep his mouth shut after a correct call.

Gil Imber said...

If you don't want to get ejected from the dugout, then shut up and sit down.


If it were up to the fanboy idiots, players could scream obscenities at umpires all season and the umpires should just "grow thicker skin" and take it.

Gil Imber said...

Hey Rob....
Hunter Wendelstedt dumped Bo Porter today...can you them them apart?

Gil Imber said...

RCA assesses the situation well. Alan Porter neutralized his good umpiring work by then keeping his antennae at maximum height so as to hear Brandon Barnes with a mind toward ejecting him. It's true Barnes wasn't ejected until he stepped back on the playing surface, but Alan Porter baited him into that. As one who umpired for 33 seasons, my attitude was I don't care who wins, but I also knew that the players, coaches, and managers cared who won. In this case, an umpire has to allow for the fact that while his call is the right call, it is still an unusual call, so there is going to be a little venting. From the video clip, I would have to say that Barnes' actions would only draw the wrath of an umpire if the umpire was looking for it.

Gil Imber said...

You must be fighting mental illness and it is a loosing battle!

Gil Imber said...

Mike can you give me an example of this. In baseball of course.

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