Saturday, May 25, 2013

MLB Ejection 041: Marty Foster (3; Chris Getz)

1B Umpire Marty Foster ejected Royals 2B Chris Getz for arguing an out call from a previous inning (unsportsmanlike-NEC) in the top of the 6th of the Angels-Royals game. In the bottom of the 5th inning, Getz grounded a 1-2 changeup from Angels pitcher Billy Buckner into a double play, Angels second baseman Howie Kendrick to shortstop Erick Aybar to first baseman Albert Pujols. Replays indicate Getz's left foot contacted the first base bag prior to Pujols receiving the throw, the call was irrecusable (arguing a call made during a previous inning). At the time of the ejection, the Angels were leading, 2-0. The Angels ultimately won the contest, 7-0.

This is Marty Foster (60)'s third ejection of 2013.
Marty Foster now has -2 points in the UEFL (-4 Previous + 2 MLB + 0 Irrecusable Call = -2).
Crew Chief Tim Welke now has 1 point in the Crew Division (0 Previous + 1 Irrecusable = 1).

This is the 41st ejection of 2013.
This is the 19th player ejection of 2013. Prior to his ejection, Getz was 0-3 in the contest.
This the Royals' 1st ejection of 2013, T-2nd in the AL Central (CLE 2; KC, MIN 1; CWS, DET 0).
This is Chris Getz's first ejection since July 8, 2011 (Tom Hallion; QOC = N).
This is Marty Foster's first ejection since May 7 (Joe Maddon, Edwin Encarnacion; QOC = N).


Lindsay said...

Marty Foster has become ridiculous. The MLB has to do something about performance of calls, not just not knowing the rule book. Wouldn't be surprised to see Marty voted the "Worst Umpire in MLB", again.

Lindsay said...

Ron Gardenhire got heaved by Joe West

Lindsay said...

Bruce Bochy got ejected by Alfonzo Marquez

Lindsay said...

Repeat visit ejections are always Irrecusable.

Lindsay said...

Where's the first visit? ... I've looked at previous decisions. While there is not great precedent towards my argument, current appeals board members have ruled in my favor. So, I'm hoping it at least gets there.

Lindsay said...

In re 041 Foster 3

This appeal has been summarily denied by the UEFL Appellate Interpreter.

As referenced in the aforementioned charge of appeal, UEFL Rule 6-2-b-5 specifies the Quality of Correctness for all ejections for reasons of, amongst others, Unsportsmanlike Conduct-NEC shall be adjudged irrecusable by default unless there is clear and convincing evidence to suggest otherwise.

Pursuant to Rule 6-5-c, Quality of Correctness "only applies to the call made directly prior to ejection," unless certain exemptions, such as a Post-Inning, Pitching Change or Balls/Strikes Exemption applies. Because the ejection occurred over one full half-inning after the call in question, no such exemption can apply and, therefore, Quality of Correctness can not apply.

Because QOC can not apply, it cannot be incorrect nor correct, as in Rule 4-2-b (League Scoring; "the quality of correctness component is present in all ejections that are not exempted by Rule 6-2-b-5"). Therefore, Unsportsmanlike Conduct-NEC [Not Elsewhere Classified] is the applicable Reason for Ejection, unapplied QOC must be irrecusable for points cannot be issued by rule. Pursuant to Rule 9-1, the UEFL Appellate Interpreter has deemed an ejection wherein a Quality of Correctness can not, by rule, apply, shall be associated with the Unsportsmanlike Conduct-NEC reason as a result of the QOC-exempted Rule 6-2-b-5.

Appeal summarily denied pursuant to Rule 6-2-b-5. Certiorari denied.

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