Sunday, April 10, 2011

Ejections: Dana DeMuth (1)

2B Umpire Dana DeMuth ejected Rays Manager Joe Maddon for arguing an out call made by 1B Umpire Doug Eddings in the top of the 6th inning of the Rays-White Sox game. With two outs and one on, Rays batter Dan Johnson hit a 1-2 curveball from White Sox pitcher Gavin Floyd to first base. The ball deflected off first baseman Paul Konerko to second baseman Gordan Beckham, who threw to Floyd, covering first base. Eddings initially ruled Johnson safe at first. The umpires conferred after the play and overturned the original call, ruling Johnson out. Replays indicate Floyd did not appear to possess the ball securely while in contact with the first base bag, the call was incorrect. The call is now correct.** At the time of the ejection, the White Sox were leading, 6-1. The White Sox ultimately won the contest, 6-1.

This is Dana DeMuth (32)'s first ejection of 2011.
Dana DeMuth now has 3 points in the Umpire Ejection Fantasy League (0 Previous + 2 MLB + 1 Correct Call [Crewmate]) = 3.
*DeMuth is listed as a secondary umpire under Rule 6.b.iii.a.1.
**Quality of Correctness was challenged and overturned [affirmed] ("Incorrect" ==> "Correct").

This is the 5th ejection of 2011.
This is the 2nd Manager ejection of 2011.





Jeremy Dircks said...

This ruling has been challenged.

After review, the Quality of Correctness has been overturned. The call is now correct.

Upon initial examination, Floyd did not appear to have secure possession of the ball while in contact with 1st base.

Upon further examination, including examination of the replay and real-time play, the determination of overturning the original Quality of Correctness was made. Upon further consultation of the initial play, it was apparent the called made by Eddings after conferring with the crew was correct. The video of the still frame at the :54-:57 mark shows Floyd had secure possession of the ball and while in contact with 1st base. Secure possession was only lost after Floyd came off the base and on the exchange.


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