Friday, June 17, 2011

Ejections: Ted Barrett (1)

HP Umpire Ted Barrett ejected Marlins Manager Edwin Rodriguez for arguing a runner placement call in the bottom of the 8th inning of the Marlins-Rays game. With one out and two on, Rays batter Sean Rodriguez hit a 2-2 fastball from Marlins pitcher Steve Cishek down the right field line. Rays R2 Matt Joyce and R1 Evan Longoria scored on spectator interference. Replays indicate that Longoria was well past second base at the moment the fan touched the ball, the call was correct. At the time of the ejection, the Rays were leading, 5-1. The Rays ultimately won the contest, 5-1.

This is Ted Barrett (65)'s first ejection of 2011.
Ted Barrett now has 3 points in the Umpire Ejection Fantasy League (0 Previous + 2 MLB + 2 Correct Call = 4).
Ted Barrett was undrafted in 2011.
*Ejector Classification was Challenged and Overturned ("Secondary" ==> "Calling")
This is the 78th ejection of 2011.
This is the 42nd Manager ejection of 2011.
This is Edwin Rodriguez's first ejection of 2011.

Wrap: FLA @ TB 6/17/11 Wrap
Video: Longoria Scores on Fan Interference (Play Only)
Video (2): Ejection and Split Screen (1:09 to 1:37 mark)


Anonymous said...

just because we were talking about tumpane's plate game last week, i checked out his plot for tonight, and it was pretty bad:

not sure about the statistics but it appears to be well below the league average...

tmac said...

This was Ted Barrett's first ejection since 2008. I knew after Randazzo got off the snide Barrett would come around. I wish the site didn't call this a ground rule double... as it was Fan Interference... in which the runners can be placed and they were.

The split screen on the cast shows that Longoria was about 20-30 feet past second at the time of the touch by the fan.

On a side note how about that front line of McClelland and Barrett. Rodriguez is no small man but he is dwarfed by those two.

thexfactor264 said... 1:09-1:37 shows the entire play, and the ejection (He has a nice hook, I would give him style points). I'm not sure if it was his call though on runner placement though, since he was the HP umpire.

clement30 said...

The runner placement call belongs to the HP Umpire who can see the whole field. Like we saw in Detroit, Paul Emmel, covering HP for Bruce Drekman, who had to cover third, made the call on that. In this case, it is Barret with a view of the whole field and it is his call (you can see him point out that the runner needs to go to second in the video). I challenge the ruling that this is a correct call by a crew-mate.

Anonymous said...

This was a no brainer. Quite honestly there isn't a way QoC can be challenged here. Umpires judgement. I'm surprised they didn't put Rodriguez on 3rd. I don't think, even with a clean pickup they would have had a shot. Maybe Madden should have argued to get him on 3rd :)

Anonymous said...

At 1:14 of thexfactor264 link, look how far the right fielder is from getting to the ball where the fan interferes. Home plate umpire has the whole field in front of him to make the judgment as to placement of runners. Only if there is no doubt in his mind would he give the runner home. Any gray area about giving home or not giving home would probably result in not giving home.

Bill said...

Barrett and McClelland stand 6'4" and 6'6", respectively.

Tim was once asked if he was scared when George Brett charged at him during the Pine Tar Game. Tim replied "Brett was charging out at a man who stands 6'6" tall, weights 250 pounds, in protective equipment and had a bat in his hand--George wasn't very smart!"

(From the book Baseball Letters by Seth Swirsky)

Lindsay said...

This ruling has been challenged.

After review, Ejector Classification has been overturned. The Ejector is now Secondary.

Initially, Barrett appeared to be the secondary umpire, as 1B Tim McClelland stayed in to make the call.

After review, including examination of the real-time play, replays, and alternate angles, the decision of overturning the original Ejector Classification was made. Since McClelland had responsibility for the interference, the responsibility of runner placement fell to HP Umpire Barrett.


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