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Old Wed Aug 03, 2011, 09:26am
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Molina ejection

We'll see how MLB handles this.

http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?co...y_17598943&v=3

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Old Wed Aug 03, 2011, 09:44am
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Nice little unpaid vacation for Mr. Molina is in the works.
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Old Wed Aug 03, 2011, 09:49am
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It couldn't have been a strike because there was no white strikezone box in the picture so, I guess we will never know.
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Old Wed Aug 03, 2011, 10:14am
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I am curious to know what happened earlier in the game between Molina and Rob Drake? This seemed to be an FU kind of call. The pitch wasn't even close. Players have a great view of the inside corner and Molina knew that pitch wasn't a strike. Doesn't give him any cause to do what he did mind you, but there seems to be something else going on there. If you look at the pitch tracker in the replay, even it had the pitch as way off the plate.

MLB umpires don't miss an easy inside corner fastball like that for no reason. Anyone see the game and know what kind of back story there is...
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Old Wed Aug 03, 2011, 10:20am
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I really wish more broadcasts would move to the CF for their pitch cam. This off to the side crap gives me neither a good angle on height or width. At least in CF I get width, which would be nice to see here.

I agree though, there has to be some back story on this most players seem to maybe say something but he goes from 0-50 quickly (then 50-60 shortly after he is gone).
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Old Wed Aug 03, 2011, 10:30am
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I am curious to know what happened earlier in the game between Molina and Rob Drake? This seemed to be an FU kind of call. The pitch wasn't even close. Players have a great view of the inside corner and Molina knew that pitch wasn't a strike. Doesn't give him any cause to do what he did mind you, but there seems to be something else going on there. If you look at the pitch tracker in the replay, even it had the pitch as way off the plate.

MLB umpires don't miss an easy inside corner fastball like that for no reason. Anyone see the game and know what kind of back story there is...
I agree there's probably something more to this...still no excuse for what Molina did. I thought Drake had a good zone all night. And yes, I'm a Cardinals fan and I thought that pitch was a ball.
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Old Wed Aug 03, 2011, 11:24am
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FWIW, there was a Foxtrax thing on the screen during the game. They had it up all night in the lower-right corner. It showed the pitch as a ball and it looked like a ball to the naked eye.

With that said, Molina went way overboard and I too think something else had gone on earlier in the game.
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Old Wed Aug 03, 2011, 12:07pm
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FWIW, there was a Foxtrax thing on the screen during the game. They had it up all night in the lower-right corner. It showed the pitch as a ball and it looked like a ball to the naked eye.

With that said, Molina went way overboard and I too think something else had gone on earlier in the game.
Molina (according to the paper) had said the plate umpire had stiffed the Cards on a couple of calls.

Molina said, "The call, obviously the call, that was a bad call," Molina said. "He missed three pitches for us, and then he gave the pitches for them. That's not fair. ...

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http://www.stltoday.com/sports/baseb...a4bcf6878.html
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Old Wed Aug 03, 2011, 12:13pm
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10 games, appeal, shortened to 5. Ya heard it here first.
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10 games, appeal, shortened to 5. Ya heard it here first.
5 games, appeal, drops the appeal and takes the time during the last two CHC games and the three LAD games.
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Old Wed Aug 03, 2011, 01:19pm
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Molina (according to the paper) had said the plate umpire had stiffed the Cards on a couple of calls.

Molina said, "The call, obviously the call, that was a bad call," Molina said. "He missed three pitches for us, and then he gave the pitches for them. That's not fair. ...

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Suspension possible for Molina
Must have been the glare from the ribbon boards that caused Drake to miss these pitches.
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Old Wed Aug 03, 2011, 01:52pm
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Drake had called Shumaker out at first the game before and Shu chirped about it in the post game. Then Drake rang him up on a high strike. Maybe Molina had that on his mind as well.
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Old Wed Aug 03, 2011, 03:53pm
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That may have been a REALLY, REALLY bad camera angle but, I didn't see the catchers mit move AT ALL. Nada, none, strike three, sit your arse down.

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So I see that the PU had to "take" the bodily pushes from this loonie-bin.

At what point would an umpire be permitted to defend himself with force?
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At what point would an umpire be permitted to defend himself with force?
Probably around the point he doesn't want his job anymore.
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