Monday, May 28, 2012

Ejection 050: Tim Tschida (2)

3B Umpire Tim Tschida ejected Tigers Third Base Coach Gene Lamont for arguing a foul ball call in the bottom of the 2nd inning of the Tigers-Red Sox game. With two out and one on, Red Sox batter Mike Aviles hit an 0-2 pitch from Tigers pitcher Doug Fister for a called foul ball by HP Umpire Jeff Nelson. Nelson originally ruled that Aviles foul tipped the ball and was successfully caught by Tigers catcher Gerald Laird. 1B Umpire Bill Welke then gave Nelson a no catch foul tip signal, and Nelson changed the call to a foul ball (no catch).* Replays indicate Laird successfully caught the ball off the tip from Aviles without the ball touching the ground, the call was incorrect.** At the time of the ejection, the Red Sox led, 4-1.The Red Sox ultimately won the contest, 7-4.

This is Tim Tschida (4)'s second ejection of 2012.
Tim Tschida now has 4 points in the UEFL (4 Previous + 2 MLB + -2 Incorrect Call [Crewmate] = 4).
Crew Chief Tim Tschida now has 1 point in the UEFL's Crew division (1 Previous + 0 Incorrect Call = 1).
*Jeff Nelson is the calling umpire, as he ultimately ruled the call of a foul ball. Tim Tschida is considered the secondary umpire.
**Gene Lamont was ejected just prior to the first pitch of the 3rd inning. His ejection was a continuance of an argument that went throughout the inning break immediately following the inning in which the call in question was made. Lamont did not leave his position or argue the call at the time it was made, therefore he is not subjected to UEFL Rule 6-2-b-5-b (the DiMuro Rule) because it was not a repeat visit. However, this ejection is granted a post-inning exemption under UEFL Rule 6-5-c-2 because the argument began and was sustained throughout the inning break immediately after the inning in which the call was made.

This is the 50th ejection of 2012.
This is the 5th Coach ejection of 2012 (non-Managers).
This is Gene Lamont's first ejection of 2012.
This is Tim Tschida's first ejection since May 22.
This is the Tiger's fifth ejection of 2012.
Video: Lamont, Leyland both go after arguing a foul ball call by Nelson after calling a foul tip, strike three
Related Post: Ejection 051: Bill Welke (2)


UmpsRule said...

Haven't seen the video yet, but I will be interested to see Tschida's ejection mechanic.

Anonymous said...

Hate that Welke screws this up and the rest of his crew, Nelson and Tschida, have to eat it. Perhaps another Welke brothers apology is in order, this time to his fellow umpires.

JohnShulockFan said...

The Tigers are extremely frustrated right now, and they will use any excuse to "light a fire" under their team. Any incorrect call will be exploited by Jim Leyland and his staff at this point.

Anonymous said...

That's the kind of call that would make Doug Eddings look AJ Pierzynski selling a catch over in the dirt vs. the Angels in 2005.

Jon Terry said...

Shame to see Tschida take negative points here. In the long run, he did his job. He pulled the trigger when it became necessary.

Anonymous said...

It has to be an absolutely terrible call for Gene Lamont to get thrown out of the game. He has been the third base/bench coach here in Detroit since 2006. And I can't really remember him being tossed out before.

UmpsRule said...

Tschida actually didn't gain or lose any points.

Anonymous said...

@Anonymous 7:13am

Doug Eddings botched his own caught/dropped strike three call last year that led to a Terry Collins ejection

Anonymous said...

Credit Welke with 3 RBIs on the play.

Nice hustle running across the infield to make a big show of tossing a manager who wasn't saying anything at that moment.

Blow the call, make yourself the star tossing a manager who didn't like it.

Oh well, at least all the fans who bought a ticket to see Welke umpire got their money's worth.

Big Marc said...


That's such a tired, old, run of the mill umpire rant.
Umpires want to be stars.
If they make a mistake, the always eject.
The fans didn't pay to see the umpires, but if
they did, they got their moneys worth.

My God, it's like listening to Henny Youngman.
Get some new material.

Anonymous said...

Big Marc, if Welke's motive was not to make a big production, then why did he walk halfway across the infield to toss Leland, when Leland was in the dugout and wasn't raising Cain?

Welke was the furthest umpire away. None of the other 3 tossed Leland, or even said anything to him. So why did Welke feel compelled to do a slow trot across the infield to put on this show?

Is it just a coincidence that it was Welke who caused this fiasco? These are serious questions.

Given his poor position (as compared with the other umpires) to police whatever Leland allegedly did, and the fact that he botched the call, it gives the appearance that Welke was motivated by something other than rules enforcement.

Big Marc said...

I understand that is your take on this play. You cannot understand how an umpire can do this? How can he throw somebody out from that far away?
I think your confusing your inability to understand this situation with Mr. Welke some how being wrong. Just because in your mind you don't understand this EJ, you have placed blame on Welke.
I'm not trying to belittle your point.
Maybe if you cannot understand why Mr. Welke had to eject then the issue is you really don't understand what goes on during an MLB game. Now how could you?
Leyland probably, which the camera's didn't show, pointed at Mr. Welke from the dugout as if to say, "It's your fault". Of course Mr.Welke cannot allow that.
Or something similar happened.
If you cannot imagine what would happen after a call like this, I think you are on very thin ice trying to find fault with Mr. Welke.
Plus do you really believe that Mr. Welke threw Leyland out for no reason? Do you? In your mind there was no reason, but you weren't on the field, and there's your problem.
It's really hard to tell your mechanic he's wrong about your car, when you know nothing about cars. You and your mechanic would both be looking at the same thing but your opinion wouldn't hold water compared to a trained mechanic. Just like your opinion about Mr. Welke doesn't hold water. You and Mr. Welke both saw the same thing Leyland did, but Mr. Welke's expert opinion trumps yours.
Thanks for your input.

Anonymous said...

Big Marc, smuggy much? Is that your attitude on the field? If so, I'm shocked you're not in the MLB already.

I never said I "cannot understand how an umpire cqn do this.". Never. Not one time. You created this straw man from whole cloth (less polite folks might call it lying), and then proceeded to base your entire argument on my alleged admitted lack of understanding. If you are so dishonest that you have to make things up to project your smug superiority, then it is you who lacks credibility.

I find it comical, and absurdly hypocritical, that you criticize my comments because I wasn't on the field. Were you? You have no problem speculating about what Leyland may have done, yet you weren't on the field. You didn't see Leyland do any of those things you mentioned, did you? There is no factual basis for your absentee speculation that Leyland did those things, is it?

If you want to be an apologist, that's fine. If you just can't bring yourself to admit Welke blew the call, ok. But please, Lose the arrogance and dishonesty.

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