Since we don't have a college baseball forum, I thought this could fit in here...
He dragged his bat but did not attempt to draw a line. It looks as if the ump saw it out of the corner of his eye and thought he was doing that.Looks like the reason he was tossed was because he used his bat to draw line in batters box? I'm not familiar with baseball rules and etiquette, is that a no-no? Watching it the first time, it didn't look intentional but watching again it was way to close to where his back foot was standing to be unintentional.
I would assume the umps are on a tight leash straight from the top for any type of "dishonest" type of play
for an umpire to get that butthurt over this tells me he likely has some major rabbit ears too.Wow! Was the School up North manager also Ejected? I umpired from 13 yrs old until 39. Was always taught whenever
someone was Ejected, you do it when they are looking at you. I know that’s not always possible but in the instance above to Eject a player with his back to him is very very weak!
If you’re good at it, you can stay in the League a long time (over a decade), but the first sign you’re a liability, you’re getting cut.They have long snappers? lol, that's a good point. I remember a local kid reported as being "heavily" recruited as a long snapper. I hadn't any idea. Nerves of steel.
for an umpire to get that butthurt over this tells me he likely has some major rabbit ears too.
RT?I'm sure you saw the same conversation on Facebook as I did. Couple of umpires discussing this. One known for having a quick temper ( at us anyways)....said he thought he put the bat down where he thought the pitch was, then dragged it along the back of the batters box and he would have ejected him for that......