Small market fan... always hoping, but never expecting.
I thought the umpire Clint Fagan showed poor judgement in tossing Molina. Had Molina looked his way or gestured in anyway to show his displeasure in the call then yes eject him but it appeared obvious Molina's actions were not directed at the umpire.
The umpire Clint Fagan I think has only been in MLB like 2 years. This action disturbs me 100 times more than the famous Tom Hallion incident we bantered about well over a month ago.
"Boys, I'm one of those umpires that misses 'em every once in a while so if it's close, you'd better hit it." Cal Hubbard
Should players be ejected when the bat flies out of their hands? Or when they hit a foul ball? Both of those actions could harm other humans.
This may seem like I'm splitting hairs, but my overall point is that these "rules" are applied unevenly. People are trying to make this out to be a black-and-white issue, but it's not. Someone could do the exact same thing today and not get ejected (and probably wouldn't). When rules are applied unevenly, those rules do not have the desired effect.
Yeah. Suspending people for foul balls? That is absolutely splitting hairs.
Even if Molina shouldnt have been tossed for slamming his helmet, he should definitely be suspended for his reaction to the umpire
He should get suspended at least as long as Mesoraco was suspended last year for a similar incident.
"Man, the pitch looks fast, even in slow motion." Thom Brennaman on Chapman's fastball.
He made contact more than "a few times."
I'm not sure he will be suspended, but if he is I would think they'd take into consideration how much he had to be held back. It wasn't a quick burst of frustration, then he was held back. He had to held back, got loose, held back again, got loose, etc. Molina's intent was to make contact. If he's suspended, that will be why.
Rumor in the game thread is that Yadi Molina received a one-game suspension.
A summer watching a bad Reds' team, is still a pretty good summer.
Probably not ejection worthy. Though it did seem to be a little more than your average helmet fling.