Sunday, July 29, 2012

Ejection 101: Brian O'Nora (1)

HP Umpire Brian O'Nora ejected Red Sox Manager Bobby Valentine for arguing a strike (bunt attempt) in the top of the 10th inning of the Red Sox-Yankees game. With none out and one on, Red Sox batter Will Middlebrooks squared to bunt a 0-1 fastball from Yankees pitcher David Robertson. Replays indicate the ball contacted Middlebrook's hand as Middlebrooks himself struck the pitch, the call was correct.* At the time of the ejection, the contest was tied, 2-2. The Red Sox ultimately won the contest, 3-2.

This is Brian O'Nora (7)'s first ejection of 2012.
Brian O'Nora now has 4 points in the UEFL (0 Previous + 2 MLB + 2 Correct Call = 4).
Crew Chief Tom Hallion now has 3 points in the UEFL's Crew division (2 Previous + 1 Correct Call = 3).
*This call is correct pursuant to UEFL Rule 6-2-b-6-a, which states, "Quality of Correctness is governed by the (in)correctness of the call made, not by the quality of reasoning given for such a call."

This is the 101st ejection of 2012.
This is the 51st Manager ejection of 2012.
This is Brian O'Nora's first ejection since August 18, 2011 (Ron Gardenhire; QOC = Correct).
This is Bobby Valentine's first ejection since June 10 (Al Porter; QOC = Incorrect).
This is the Red Sox's 5th ejection of 2012, 1st in the AL East (BOS 5; TOR 4; NYY 3; TB, BAL 2).


Lindsay said...

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