Thursday, April 21, 2011

Ejections: Doug Eddings (1)

HP Umpire Doug Eddings ejected Mets Manager Terry Collins for arguing a foul ball call in the top of the 1st inning of the Astros-Mets game. With one out and none on, Astros batter Angel Sanchez hit a 2-2 changeup from Mets pitcher Chris Capuano into the glove of catcher Mike Nickeas. Eddings ruled the ball had bounced prior to entering Nickeas' glove: a foul ball. Replays indicate the pitch was cleanly foul tipped into Nickeas' glove without touching the ground, the call was incorrect. At the time of the ejection, the contest was tied, 0-0. The Mets ultimately won the contest, 9-1.

This is Doug Eddings (88)'s first ejection of 2011.
Doug Eddings now has -2 points in the Umpire Ejection Fantasy League (0 Previous + 2 MLB + -4 Incorrect Call = -2).
Doug Eddings is owned as a Secondary Umpire by josh7377, who is now tied for 34th place in the UEFL with -3 points.

This is the 12th ejection of 2011.
This is the 7th Manager ejection of 2011.




Anonymous said...

Unfortunately the foul tip hits two parts of the glove and Doug heard two distinct sounds. His call is based on what he heard. Usually it is correct when you have the two sounds that it was foul, but obviously not here.

Anonymous said...

OH MY DEJA VU. It seems Douggie hasn't learned anything since the 2005 ALCS (his last playoff appearance to date might I add). He blew the same basic call (not foul tip vs foul ball, but caught 3rd vs not caught third) and inspired everyone to hate him because of his arrogance. Seems like Doug will be Doug.

Oh and by the way... Sports Illustrated rated Doug Eddings' 2005 ALCS blown call in the top 10 list of their all time MLB worst blown calls ever.

Anonymous said...

To make it clear, it's his arrogance and refusal to ask his partners which grinds my gear.s

Anonymous said...

Let's be honest here. Doug blew this one and should have at least got together with the crew. Terry Collins was and I'm sure will continue to be very classy. As for the call with him in the playoffs, "Anonymous" thinks he blew it as well as Sports Illustrated. I used to umpire professional baseball (AAA), have seen it at least 100 times and have absolutely no idea whether it hit the ground or not. So Sports Illustrated and anyone else who says they know for sure he missed it, is full of shit. The only thing I know is that he has learned from mistakes and his mechanic on this is very decisive.

jon said...

It's all about perception, and Doug certainly doesn't help himself by acting tough, cocky, and refusing to go to his crew chief for help. Oh, and it doesn't help that he got the call 100% wrong, either.

Anonymous said...

Eddings had a bad series in New York.

He also blew a call at second base on Tuesday night, when the Astros second baseman dropped the ball on a double play, and Eddings called the runner out and said he dropped it on the transfer, when replays clearly showed that he never caught the ball. I was surprised that Terry Collins didn't get thrown out that night.

And then you have this. A combination of a blown call, and a manager of a 5-13 team that was looking to get tossed, to help fire up the troops. So Terry was pretty much gonna stay until he got run.

Meanwhile, Dana DeMuth looked like he was anchored to first base.

Anonymous said...

plus he already made dana joe maddon earlier this year when he missed a call.

we have an early candidate for Worst here.

Anonymous said...

Watching the video , it almost looked like Eddings said to Collins, you want to get thrown out? And after he ejects him, he says, I wouldn't have grown you out if you didn't tell me you wanted to be.

Interesting. DeMuth could have helped here.

Anonymous said...

First, its an easy call to miss, the way the catcher's glove hits the ground.

Second, the way Collins came out screaming, I wouldn't ask for help either. I bet if he asks quietly, he gets his appeal. For a 'classy' guy, he sure didn't show it. He went after Kerwin Danley over a really obvious balk earlier in the weak, and was quieter.

What's with the anonymous posts? You don't have to get an account to leave a name here.

ERic said...

@Anonymous The problem with the 2005 ALCS wasn't that Eddings blew the call, which he did indeed do, but it was he gave the out signal and then changed his mind and called Pierzynski safe, claiming it was his "3rd strike mechanism," which bspn and si later proved to be made up when showing his other called 3rd strikes in which the catcher was unable to complete the initial catch, after the game.

SPballsandstrikes said...

Doug probably SHOULD have checked with the crew,but either way,one of the managers likely would have been tossed..

This incident is a bit different because Doug didn't signal one thing,then change his mind and make excuses for it.

I can understand,being an umpire,how Doug could think what he did,but when you have a partner-or Four-you really should check.

Casey said...

I think Eddings is part of the Hunter Wendelstedt group of people who need attitude adjustments. If a Tshida or a Joyce had this call and ejection, it would be a "rare miss," but because it's an Eddings or a Davidson, it's "part of the pattern."

Then again, maybe Eddings really IS that subpar and it truly IS part of the pattern. Tschida/Joyce probably would never have such an ejection to begin wtih...

Chris said...

About 39 seconds in to this clip you can clearly hear Eddings ask TC if he wants to get "run".

I think this ejection deserves an asterisk. :)

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