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    John Lackey ejection

    Did the umpire handle this situation correctly by ejecting Lackey after two pitches?

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    Re: Poll: John Lackey ejection

    Absolutely not.
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    Re: Poll: John Lackey ejection

    The umpire is the one who should've been ejected. He should be suspended for being so ignorant.
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    Re: Poll: John Lackey ejection

    Yes.

    (a) Look at the history between these two teams.
    (b) Look at the lack of a follow-through by Lackey after both pitches.

    Got what he deserved. I applaud the umpire for having the guts to eject a player whose intention was to hit (and possibly injure) an opposing player. There is no rule that states a warning has to be given (as some might believe b/c umps normally do this).
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    Re: Poll: John Lackey ejection

    Whatever Lackey's intentions, his ejection probably prevented a bloodbath.
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    Re: Poll: John Lackey ejection

    Without question the right call.
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    Re: Poll: John Lackey ejection

    If Lackey was aiming for his butt instead of his chin, I doubt he would have been tossed. It's one thing to hit a guy on purpose; it's quite another if it looks like you're head hunting...
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    Re: Poll: John Lackey ejection

    Should've given a warning - that was the ump's only fault. Ejecting him for that silliness, I see no problem with, ecspecially considering the history there.

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    Re: John Lackey ejection

    If he would have hit with the 1st pitch he probably wouldn't have been ejected.

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    Re: Poll: John Lackey ejection

    Quote Originally Posted by jojo View Post
    Whatever Lackey's intentions, his ejection probably prevented a bloodbath.
    Good example of hyperbole.

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    The clubs brawled in 2005 and several times in 2006, though the instigator of those 2006 skirmishes, Vicente Padilla, was on the mound Saturday, giving up three runs and 10 hits in eight innings to gain the win."

    Davidson, he of well known bad rulings in the WBC tourney, should have awarded first base to Kinzler and then issued a warning. That would have stopped it right there of face the concequenses.

    We've seen some very poor umpiring this year and that was a good example of the absurdity of some of it.

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    Re: Poll: John Lackey ejection

    Quote Originally Posted by remdog View Post
    Good example of hyperbole.
    If Lackey isn't ran, it's guaranteed that an angel gets plunked and benches probably clear at some point.

    It doesn't matter if it's Boston-Rays or two teams playing the first series against one another in their club's histories.

    It's two teams fighting for their division. It's a pitch behind a guy's head followed by one that plunks him-this on the first two pitches after the Angels got lit up the night before in part by the guy who just got plunked.

    It doesn't matter if Lackey tried to do it or not (my guess is that he didn't). The two pitches were textbook "message" pitches in appearance. Given that context, it would've been more controversial if Lackey would've stayed in the game and the likely resulting scenario was allowed to unfold.
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    Re: John Lackey ejection

    Have no problem with what the ump did. What I found amazing was that Lackey was surprised he got tossed. For cryin' out loud guy! You start the game and throw a total of two pitches. Your first pitch sailed behind Kinsler's head. And the next one hits him in the ribs. You came out an showed your intent from the beginning was to nail him.
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    Re: John Lackey ejection

    No brainer.

    The ump got it right.
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    Re: John Lackey ejection

    Absolutely the correct thing to do.

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