Thursday, May 5, 2011

Ejections: Tom Hallion (2)

HP Umpire Tom Hallion ejected Astros second baseman Bill Hall for arguing a strike call in the top of the 7th inning of the Astros-Reds game. With none out and none on, Hall took a 0-0 cutter and 0-1 slider from Reds pitcher Logan Ondrusek for called first and second strikes. Replays indicate all callable pitches during Hall's at bat were accurately ruled, the call was correct. At the time of the ejection, the Reds were leading, 6-1. The Reds ultimately won the contest, 10-4.

This is Tom Hallion (20)'s second ejection of 2011.
Tom Hallion now has 8 points in the Umpire Ejection Fantasy League (4 Previous + 2 MLB + 2 Correct Call = 8).
Tom Hallion is owned as a Primary Umpire by zcr57, who is now in 2nd place in the UEFL with 8 points.

This is the 28th ejection of 2011.
This is the 11th player ejection of 2011.
Prior to his ejection, Hall was 1-3 in the contest.


Video: HOU@CIN: Hall gets ejected after striking out

Pitch f/x courtesy Brooks Baseball


Jon Terry said...

I think Hallion has looked good, but he has taken shit from several batters over the course of the game. He might have missed one slightly outside to ring Brandon Phillips earlier.

Anonymous said...

Gotta love the K 3 Mechanic on Hallion!

John said...

@Anonymous, except that this one wasn't a strike three looking. Too bad too.

clement30 said...

I just found this...pretty funny from the archives.,3875853&dq=umpire&hl=en

Anonymous said...

@clement30, I think that just goes to show that even 50 years+ ago, we still had second guessing of umpires and controversy.

James said...

Man, Tommy was some sort of hot. That's the most angry I've seen him in a while.

Bill said...

From the Sporting News, via AOL:

Anonymous said...

Hall says "I said ‘dammit’ going back to the dugout, and he threw me out of the game" That's a nice try, but the field microphone clearly picks up "that's f--in bulls---". Don't know how that could be anything but directed at the umpires strike call.

yawetag said...

@clement30: I wonder if the NYY/BOS games took 3 hours back then, too.

Anonymous said...

Hall is such a liar! And we have the video evidence to prove it! HAHA

Anonymous said...


3 hours? They usually are closer to 4 nowadays

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