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    Votto's ejection....

    I believe all of us was in shock to see Votto ejected so quickly from today's game. He kept his head down and talked to the ump while getting back in the box... No big deal...

    Well, I guess Votto was getting in the ear of Rayburn while on deck in the Bruce AB.

    Votto, the NL’s top hitter at .322, was ejected by plate umpire D.J. Reyburn after disagreeing with a called strike—his fourth ejection in the last two seasons for arguing balls-and-strikes. Baker said Votto had complained about a strike call to Jay Bruce(notes) when he was on deck.
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    Re: Votto's ejection....

    Unless Votto used some very choice language, I find it hard to believe he was tossed before Reyburn gave him a very clear "you'd be wise to shut your moth". That said, what we would be saying about Votto if he were a Cardinal. He needs to learn to keep his temper in check. There's some major boiling going on behind the usually calm exterior.
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    Re: Votto's ejection....

    Still seemed very quick on the trigger. Unless it was some truly despicable language being used, being thrown out in your first AB is just not done. It's remarkable that after the brawl so early in the Reds/Cards game the umps had the understanding to not adversely impact the game by tossing players so early, but today Votto is given the hook for such a (relatively) petty offense. One situation where imo the ump has to put his ego in his back pocket for that AB and then catch him later if the player is still out of line (and it usually does continue).
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    Re: Votto's ejection....

    Unless Votto was just cursing him a blue streak the ejection was way out of line. I'm not a lip reader so I couldn't tell what he was saying and I don't think there was a good shot of him either with his lips moving.
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    Re: Votto's ejection....

    Probably called him a hoser, eh?

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    Re: Votto's ejection....

    Votto just doesn't strike me as that type of guy. No pun intended. At Redsfest Votto was by far the best player I met. That means absolutly nothing I know.
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    Re: Votto's ejection....

    If he was complaining on the on deck circle while Bruce was batting, then started up again while hitting, I'm cutting the ump some slack. You can't argue balls and strikes. Sounds like he went over the line even though he wasn't demonstrative.

    I'm a big Joey Votto fan, but he's got to keep quiet and stay in games. Especially with the team in a pennant race.
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    Re: Votto's ejection....

    Unless we know what exactly was said, we have no idea if the ejection was justifiable.

    Just becuase he didn't "show him up" doesn't give him carte blache to say anything he wants.
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    Re: Votto's ejection....

    I think it was a message sender, an ump telling him that he hasn't paid enough dues yet to mouth off. He may be a wicked good hitter, but he is still a relative newcomer.
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    Re: Votto's ejection....

    Quote Originally Posted by SunDeck View Post
    I think it was a message sender, an ump telling him that he hasn't paid enough dues yet to mouth off. He may be a wicked good hitter, but he is still a relative newcomer.
    Wasn't the ump a callup from AAA himself?
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    Re: Votto's ejection....

    After the game on Reds live, Dusty said that Joey didn't say the "word" in a "you" context. He said that Votto said it in the context that the umpire was "doing it" to him.
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    Re: Votto's ejection....

    Votto should know that you just don't argue balls and strikes. He complained, then kept talking while his head was down at the plate, practically begging the umpire to toss him. I love Joey Votto but it's hard to argue in his favor on this one.
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    Re: Votto's ejection....

    Unless there's a suspension, which is unlikely, no reason to sweat this. Reds won and Joey got to rest in the shade.

    I was traveling during game time and managed to pull up the box score on my BB. When I saw Votto was out (with a 0-0-0-0 line), I wondered if he was injured. Later I saw he was ejected. YES!
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    Re: Votto's ejection....

    No sense to rake the ump over the coals on this one...none of us knows what Votto said.

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    Re: Votto's ejection....

    Quote Originally Posted by nate View Post
    Wasn't the ump a callup from AAA himself?
    Yes I believe that is right. In fact Marty said this ump is known for having a short fuse in the minors. Last year he ejected the same manager for the Marlins AAA team 5 times including one day when he ejected the manager in each game of a double header.


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