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Ejections: Bill Hohn (2, 3) 
22nd-Jul-2010 08:58 pm
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HP Umpire Bill Hohn ejected Orioles Pitching Coach Rick Kranitz and Orioles Interim Manager Juan Samuel for Unsportsmanlike Conduct-NEC in the top of the 7th inning of the Twins-Orioles game. With one out and one on, Twins catcher Crew Butera hit a 2-1 fastball from Orioles pitcher Kevin Millwood to center field, scoring Twins shortstop J.J. Hardy. Hardy had erroneously been ruled safe by 1B Umpire Gary Darling earlier in the 7th inning on a throw to first base. Replays indicate Kranitz exhibited unsportsmanlike behavior prior to ejection, the call was correct.*^ At the time of the ejections, the Twins were leading, 5-0. The Twins ultimately won the contest, 5-0.

These are Bill Hohn (29)'s second and third ejections of 2010.
Bill Hohn now has 6 points in the Umpire Ejection Fantasy League (-2 Previous + 2 MLB + 2 Correct Call + 2 MLB + 2 Correct Call = 6).
Bill Hohn is owned as a Secondary Umpire by tommy, who is now in 9th place in the UEFL with 3 points.

These are the 118th and 119th ejections of 2010.
This is the 60th Manager ejection of 2010.
*The call is correct under UEFL Rules 6.b.ii.e. and 6.e.iii, and 6.e.iii.c.
^Quality of Correctness was challenged and denied ("Correct" ==> "Correct").

Wrap: http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/gameday/index.jsp?gid=2010_07_22_minmlb_balmlb_1

Video: http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?content_id=10175519
23rd-Jul-2010 12:25 pm (UTC) - This crew is terrible
What on earth was Gary looking at?!?!

This crew is the worst out there...I would have liked to have seen footage of the exchange between the dugout and Bill but the pitch was a ball on the initial play and Darling just blew it,big time.

I would image this crew probably leads all other crews in ejections,am I wrong? It is either them or Joe Wests crew..
23rd-Jul-2010 06:30 pm (UTC) - Re: This crew is terrible
west crew has 15
tschida crew has 15
darling crew has 11

not counting call-up umps on crews
23rd-Jul-2010 02:46 pm (UTC)
This crew puts the FUN back in dysfunctional...
23rd-Jul-2010 03:40 pm (UTC) - Challenge
I challenge the call on the basis that these ejections are related to the Wigginton ejection and therefore should not be correct calls. Why should this be a separate "unsportsmanlike conduct" issue?
23rd-Jul-2010 04:56 pm (UTC) - Re: Challenge
This ruling has been challenged.

After review, the Quality of Correctness has been upheld. The call is now correct.

Upon initial examination, the ejections under UEFL Rules 6.b.ii.e. and 6.e.iii were ruled as correct.

Upon further examination, including examination of the replay and real-time play, the determination of upholding the original Quality of Correctness was made. UEFL Rule 6.b.ii.e. states that:

-- e. The Quality of Correctness for all ejections for reasons of Fighting, Throwing At, Unsportsmanlike Conduct-NEC, or Excess Contact shall be adjudged as "Correct" by default, unless there is clear and convincing evidence to suggest that the ejection was not warranted; however, proving "Incorrect" status for Fighting, Throwing At, Unsportsmanlike Conduct-NEC, or Excess Contact is extremely difficult.

UEFL Rule 6.e.iii states that:

- iii. Quality of Correctness only applies to the call made directly prior to ejection, or, if balls/called strikes during a single at-bat, any pitch called during that at bat, provided that the call was against the ejected person (or his team) and this call realistically resulted in a different outcome of the at-bat.

Furthermore, Rule 6.e.iii.c has been added to clarify the purpose of 6.e.iii, and its interaction with Rule 6.b.ii.e.:

-- c. Ejections falling under Rule 6.e.iii, wherein an argument for a previously ruled play (either correct or incorrect) continues into a later play (i.e., some point after a pitch has been delivered to the next batter), shall be ruled as "Correct" under Rule 6.b.ii.e., which states that these ejections, which are colloquially deemed "Unsportsmanlike Conduct-NEC," ordinarily are associated with a Quality of Correctness of "Correct."

23rd-Jul-2010 05:31 pm (UTC) - Hohn needs some credit
I gotta hive some credit to Bill Hohn for his actions when the fan ran onto the field. Security wasn't able to catch or corral the fan but he gave up when Hohn walked towards him and yelled at him.

Don't know what Hohn said but it worked.
23rd-Jul-2010 06:04 pm (UTC) - Re: Challenge
Well, this is definitely wrong IMO. The argument was about the run scoring, which was related to the runner being incorrectly called safe. It should be Incorrect call (Crewmate.)
23rd-Jul-2010 06:10 pm (UTC) - Re: Challenge
That's like a game that is 0-0 in the 9th, and the visiting team scores on a botched call to make it 1-0, and a few outs later, when all of a sudden when it looks like the home team's gonna lose, the coach brings up that previous play in a not so friendly way. The play already happened, you can't have it where the ejection is "incorrect" when the argument is about a play that happened several outs ago. If you did, then heck, I could argue balls/strikes from a random play back in the 1st inning and chances are, it would be "incorrect."

It's automatic: You argue a prior play, bring up something that's over, you are going to get tossed, and correctly so.
23rd-Jul-2010 06:31 pm (UTC) - Re: Challenge
Hohn's ejected should be credited as incorrect call (crewmate), as it was because of Darling's blown call. Definitely the worst crew in baseball, but at least you never know what you'll get with them, which makes it entertaining!!
23rd-Jul-2010 11:23 pm (UTC) - Re: Challenge
It was also the same inning, which makes my point even stronger.
24th-Jul-2010 04:26 am (UTC) - Re: Challenge
Why is it the worst crew in baseball.... b/c Darling is a well respected umpire? Or because NOBODY likes Hohn... who is having a very good AND quiet year. I want concrete evidence that's it's a bad crew instances occurances..... Use examples. I'll wait here for a dozen examples of how the crew has been bad this year. Every crew makes bad calls. This crew has actually been under the radar most of the season.

Did Hohn treat a lot of you badly at umpire school. You all seem quite bitter. I think it's interesting that the WORST call of the year (Darling's miss at first) has ZERO comments and this one is approaching a dozen. HMMMMMM get over your Bill Hohn Hatred.
24th-Jul-2010 01:46 pm (UTC) - Re: Challenge
I give Hohn credit for a quiet and seemingly strong year. But in the past, he hasn't been professional, and he has blown more calls than average. Notice West has also been more quiet lately after his reprimand.
23rd-Jul-2010 09:07 pm (UTC) - Good Job by Hohn
As much as it pains me to say it, Bill Hohn did a great job of handling the situation last night.
24th-Jul-2010 07:12 am (UTC)
I wouldn't call this the worst umpire crew. I'm not a fan of Bill Hohn, although he has had a relatively quiet year for him. Gary Darling obviously made an awful call here, but he's generally a good umpire. And I also think Paul Emmel and Bruce Dreckman on this crew are good umpires.

It's hard to call one crew the worst, because there are bad umpires spread out on various crews, but then are also good umpires on those same crews. Like for instance, Phil Cuzzi is a horrible umpire, but Jerry Crawford and Brian O'Nora on that crew are good umps. CB Bucknor is not a good umpire, but Dana DeMuth, Kerwin Danley, and Doug Eddings on that crew are generally good, even though Eddings made a bad call in the Mets/Dodgers game tonight.

So that's why it's not really fair to label a crew the worst, because of one of one guy.
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