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Umpire thinks the catcher embarrassed him and ejects him, a breakdown
- Published on Mar 26, 2023 veröffentlicht
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"I was wrong. I didn't understand the situation and over-reacted. No one is tossed. Let's play ball" Said no umpire ever.
can they retract an ejection? serious question. not a big baseball rules guy tbh.
@Harsh Not in a regular season game, but this is spring, I have to imagine if everybody put their heads together and decided to retract the ejection J.T could have stayed in the game.
@Results Hazy It's wild that MLB didn't do something to fix that since there are so many elections over little silly ass things and simple misunderstandings that these umpires seriously need to be held accountable for.
And now they've given them even more of a ego boost to be able to call violations for literally no reason and claim a batter or pitcher wasn't ready even they clearly were
@Harsh rule or not. When I was trained to be a little league ump as a teenager they said stand on your call. Make it with confidence and move one. If you look weak or unsure for a second they’ll run all over you. Regular season it’s a rule I believe but I’d think you were a worse ump for taking a mistake back than just being confident
This guy just killed any chance of going to the majors
Or, sealed his chance of working alongside his idol, Angel Hernandez
@Jason Bowen and joe west. The triple threat
Clearly MLB doesn't have a problem with this though, old school umps in the MLBUA would probably give him way more shit for walking it back than a soft ejection
If anything, this guy has proven he has what it takes to be an ump in the big leagues. There isn't a position in any professional sport that has a thin of a skin as baseball umpires. How they manage to sleep at night astounds me
Most hilarious part of this is that J.T. is quite possibly the most respectful player in the entire MLB... so funny!
spring training......bring you whole team off of the field. refuse to play.
Would love to see both teams throw the ump out, not play until the ump is gone!
And the cutest!!❤
@Lisa Duffy 😮
I love how when the ball hits the ground next to the catcher he looks at it like what heck where did that come from. Then he hears ump say your gone. He was like so confused 😂.
It'll be a long time before this guy ever works a major league game again, so I hope he's feeling happy about what he accomplished.
Yeah right. They'll probably give him a lifelong contract and book him for the playoffs.
@The Monster Under Your Bed 💀
he won't miss a day
He will be in the World Series lol😂
shouldnt be in AAA either, what a small man wow
What a good way to make sure that you are actually embarrassed. This umpire has a lot to learn about humility.
ump thought he got embarrassed so he decided to embarrass himself 1000 times worse lmao.
The ol' Michael Richards
That's one way to make sure you get put back into AAA you gotta be in before you can do stuff like this.
Ump wanted to be thrown out himself after realizing it was all in his head.
Another Angel Hernandez?
@MrRaven74, this ump will be lucky if he only gets sent down to AAA.
I love the fact that this all started because of a rule designed to "speed up the game ".
In a strange twist of irony huh lol
These incredibly stupid new rules are only going to further destroy an already badly damaged game.
@Joey Junior I still keep up with the game, watching highlights and such, but a whole game live? Not with these new stupid-ass rules.
That might be the most calm reaction to being thrown out that I've seen in my life lol. Guy's probably like eh it's spring training I'll take the extra time off.
This is even more embarrassing for the ump than I first thought. I love the breakdown. Great stuff.
And now, rather then starting in the MLB today, he's in Louisville calling single A games, right where he belongs. GO PHILS!!
That’s the look of an umpire’s face when he knows he’s going to get a breakdown by Jomboy 😂
Absolutely. He singlehandedly dropped himself in a list with Hernandez and Buckner.
@Aux'Arc Climbing The MLBUA will probably fast-track this guy to the big show soon. He has the exact temperament they are looking for!
Worst thing about being an ump.
You lost me there for a moment with "Hernandez and Buckner". I said to myself, how did Keith Hernandez and Bill Buckner show up here? I guess you mean Angel Hernandez and CB Bucknor?
I wonder at what point did that ump think to himself, “Oh crap, I’m gonna be on the wrong side of a Jomboy video.” 😂😂😂
The worst thing about this isn't even the Ump tossing JT for no reason or that this is JT's first ejection.
The worst part is that the ump won't get in any deep trouble for it if we look back at all the umps that have done awful things and THAT is scary.
as before Angel Hernandes is still working
I can't even imagine how Billy Martin or Earl Weaver would have responded to their catcher getting thrown out for this.
They would have lost it!!! They would have made sure it was a 4 hour game! Lol!!!!
I can hear terry collins now :
“you cawk sucka”
The announcers during the Angels and Dodgers last night mentioned an umpire had a ridiculous meltdown during this game. Now I know what they were talking about. Yep, absolutely ridiculous!
That was crazy. The umpire proves he’s not ready for prime time.
There absolutely has to be some kind of system of checks and balances to prevent these power trips
The union has to go.
@Wicked3DS It doesn't have to go, but it needs to be weakened that's for sure.
I don't watch baseball because of it. Tired of the ego trips and terrible calls. I will return to watch when they get robots.
The other ump should throw the ump out :D
Good, more Umpire involvement, just what the fans have been asking for.
always was weird to me that ump calls cant be overturned. really just makes for stuff like this to happen
Been watching baseball since 1956. I think this is the first time I’ve seen a player laughing after being tossed! Hysterical situation!
Never seen a baseball game but as an outsider, the EGOS on these umpires is unbelievable
The fact that this was spring training puts into an even crazier stratosphere of insanity.
I like how Realmuto was completely cool and collected that whole exchange. Really highlights how dumb the ejection was. I would’ve laughed in his face
It really just highlights how this is a spring training game. If this were a real game, I would expect Realmuto to be in the ump's face if he was being honest.
I suppose it is easier when you are both a veteran AND its just spring training, but he did great.
you're so bad ass
He seems like a cool guy. Kinda newer to baseball but he stands out
Yeah JT is super chill
The pitch clock actually added 15 minutes to this inning 😂
"Oh my bad dude, sorry, no, you aren't ejected man, I just thought you were being a jerk is all, we were both lost, my bad, haha" - any normal person
JT is true class. I'm a Met fan with a lot of respect and regret that we didn't sign him!!!
Hopefully this ump can learn from this and gain a perspective skill. Too bad he couldn’t reverse his decision.
The look on that umps face when he realized he'll never get called up to ump MLB again is priceless.
I’ll bet you see him in the regular season. MLB loves tyrant umps that like to make themselves the center of attention.
IF, he does call a MLB it will be RF foul line
He’ll be a home plate umpire again because the umpires union has the MLB by the balls. I’m all in favor of unions, but that’s when your good at your job.
I was thinking that too but let's be real with how these MLB umps work this probably gets him promoted.
If I know anything about the MLB it's that this guy will probably crew chief a game 7 in the world series this year.
That’s what you’re gonna be known for, as the guy who was the only person to ever eject JT Realmuto from a game…yeah…you’re that guy.
Kimbrels like that instigator kid who does something and Realmuto's like the kid who laughs and gets in trouble with the teacher.
The fact that the Ump was "not availible" after the game for questions and then they stood up for him as well is a problem. Realmuto handled this way better than anyone else would have. I'm surprised no one on the Phillies didn't say something to the Ump like this is why you'll be stuck in the Minors again, for petty calls like that!
😂😂 as an ump i’ve learned in situations like that you can’t take life too seriously. instead of tossing the guy you think disrespected you try to have a conversation with him and maybe you realize it wasn’t personal
That’s crazy the umpire can’t stop thinking about himself
Now he really is embarrassed lmao
Edit: that's nuts he played 2000 games with no ejections just to get ejected this way.
I mean, spring training doesn't really count, does it?
Rosenberg really should offer an official apology. 2000 games and like that, you get tossed without saying a word and essentially doing nothing. How about you talk to him and asked why he did that? Oh a misunderstanding, my bad. Nah I’m gonna toss you
@Adam Rickman He told him what happened, he just didn't believe him because he has a fragile ego.
@Adam Rickman I'm curious if there is an instance where an umpire tosses a player, and then is persuaded by that player to put him back into the game. Plenty of instances when it would have made sense to do, but it would set a weird precedent where players would then really try to argue their case rather than just yell and get mad
@Benjamin Isaac after he was tossed though. Once you’re thrown out, it can’t be reversed.
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I’ve done some embarrassing things in sports, I’ve choked at the worst moments plenty of times.
Never done anything as embarrassing as this
He'll never get out of AAA now that this happened. Shot himself in the brain big time.
A part of me wants to believe that JT knew he was putting the ball in his glove and did it on purpose. I know he wasn't looking at the ump, but it would make for a better story. As a Phillies fan, this was funny.
It would have been less of an embarrassment for the ump to just let it go and understand the funny mix up between everyone.
Just once, I'd like to see an umpire realize their mistake and change their decision. This seemed like one of those opportunities.
yea, throw the pitcher out instead, once you realize he was the one antagonizing the ump and the catcher wasn't in on it.
@diox8tony how did the pitcher antagonize the ump? Asking for a new ball is quite common in MLB
@Oldredeye4 Yeah. Pitchers have to be comfortable with the ball since they are going to be throwing it 90+MPH and can potentially hit and injure the batter. That ump probably has nerd rage or something. A simple miscommunication triggered the crap out of him.
@diox8tony how about stop being so sensitive and don't throw anyone out
What's done is done. They can't un-eject a player. And I think he kind of did realize his mistake when he said "welp...idk". It was too late by then. It sucks, he should've handled it differently, but hopefully he's able to realize he was being too ego-centric and can do better. It's just spring training so it doesn't really matter too much.
Yo JOMBOY I love your shit bro !!! Now that baseball seasons back this is probably the best thing I have to look forward too because your videos are the best !!! Especially your lip reading interpretations whenever someones ejected. Lol
I think what’s really going to speed the game up is by eliminating innings and implementing 15-min quarters like in football and basketball. Visiting team get to bat first like in the current format.
If MLB doesn’t want to do that then the alternative is to eliminate extra innings and introduce a tie after the 10th inning. The game is already drag on too long for multiple extra innings.
This is an Angel Approved Ejection.
If that ump thought he was embarrassed by Kimbrel, wait until his next review when he hears "You need some more time in the minors."
Love how even I can read the Umps lips when addressing the manager directly. "Welp. I don't know. Okay." lol
The face of a man who knows he's stuck in AAA for the rest of his career.
Actually, it’s dumb calls like this that will move an umpire out of AAA and into the majors. More important than the call itself is sticking to it. That’s what the union looks for. Having an unflappable and unconcerned expression comes with time.
Yeah the irony is that he will probably get promoted for this. Baseball is a joke. There's not a single other sport where the pride of the ref is a legitimate factor
..face of a man " I just F#$ked up"....
@Daniel Bailey You clearly don't know other sports, hell, Tennis alone is one where refs are challenged by players, even assaulted by players and fans, and are still a part of the game despite there being camera tech now. Why? Because that's the fucking sport, if you want to remove the refs, just make a new sport without refs and call it idk, Yeetsball.
You don't understand that to the players, the refs are PART of the experience, for the audience too. The arguments, the wrong calls, hell, jomboy probably has to be grateful for bad calls from refs for a large part of his viewing platform. I don't understand this advocacy for removing umps, it's like trying to just remove rules and parts of a game you particularly find disagreeable, but missing the reason why those parts were deemed necessary to the game for so long at this point.
It's because if you removed the umps, you're just watching a video game larp.
This is one reason where I believe ejections need to be allowed to be overturned. It's weird. Baseball is supposed to be three strikes and you're out, but when it comes to ejections, it's one ball and you're out, no take backsies.
As Tony and Wilson said, the guy has umpired 39 games in the Bigs. It might be a looooong while before #40.
Certain people are losers. He’s one of them. “My ego was attacked get out”Real men with real confidence don’t react like that
Thank you for this! SO well done.
"yeah he embarrassed me and it was embarrassing and I got embarrassed" 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
Realmuto: *drops glove due to a misunderstanding*
Ump: "AND I took that personally!"
I always wondered if there are any consequences for the umps when they do something like this. Is there someone that looks at stuff like this after the fact and tell the umps that they were wrong? Seems like a problem to give them power to eject someone for something stupid like this and not have any repercussions.
Just the fact that he can’t say, no no I made a mistake he’s definitely not thrown out, is insane. And the fact that the MLB nor the umpire says anything to the media is a complete joke.
One of the biggest second hand embarrassment videos I’ve ever had to sit thru. Good job
I want this guy to dub all my shows every actor replaced with his voice cus it is absolutely spot on 😂
The limp shoulders of disappointment from the ump is pure comedy. 😂
Umpires need to have media availability if shit like this is gonna happen. They have a hard job and most of them do it very well. Everyone’s gonna miss calls, but this is the kind of incident baseball shouldn’t let umpires hide from.
Big props to Jomboy. In his own way he holds these guys accountable by exposing them to the fans. Not all heroes wear capes.
This is one of only three ejections in all of spring training and it's being reported on widely since the regular season has yet to start. Realmuto probably doesn't even care about it at this point.
This one's tough though. Without Jomboy's lip-reading ability, the call wouldn't be clear even on video.
100% agreed. With the exception of "TV Teddy" Valentine in college basketball, no other sport has officials that make the game about themselves quite like baseball does and it need to stop. Every single year we get a whole host of rule changes to try to make the game more appealing to the masses. How about we stop letting the worst umpires in the game steal the show on a regular basis?! I know most of them don't do it, and most of them do great work in a very difficult job, but then you have clowns like this guy or Angel Hernandez that seem to go out of their way to steal the spotlight and they do it without any kind of accountability.
@Nate Grimm I swear a bad ump is like a bad boss or a bad cop.........always has to be right and throw their weight around.
1rst ejection in his entire career and it was for no reason. Well done blue
If he had overtly tossed him back into the field of play after he realized his mistake this guy would've been a hero.
I've heard a lot of players have a superstition that they won't pitch a ball that was last touched by an umpire... surprised the umpire threw him the ball to begin with
I have tried to give umps the benefit of the doubt for many years, but honestly, after the joke that was Spring Training and the first week of the season, I'm ready for the robo umps and glad to see these guys go. It's just become a travesty of the game at this point.
Perfect metaphor for today's society: If you screw up, DO NOT ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY! Attack someone else and make it THEIR problem!
Why is the league so quick to make rule changes "for the betterment of the sport and fan's overall enjoyment" yet refuse to make umps accountable for being atrociously bad egomaniacs. Better umpires definitely fall into the fan enjoyment category.
Better umpires would require increased wages (less profits).
@Doahnkea Tuber They're union, they probably are already making more then they deserve
because the union protects them, it blows
He is a AAA umpire on the verge of potentially becoming a part time umpire in the majors. For those umpires, Spring Training is the chance for MLB to evaluate them in game situations dealing with MLB pitching and players. My guess is that umpire will spend yet another year in AAA.
Rule changes don’t have a union.
Says everything about this ump's ego & insecurity. Never call this guy up, he can't handle the pressure.
It sucks that umpires aren't allowed to uneject players or managers. I mean, maybe it'd open up a whole can of worms, but in a situation like this, I think he would have retracted it if he had the power to. Or at least I would hope so. Otherwise...DAMN the fragile ego on him.
Even if that was intentional, ejecting him over that seems like an huge overreaction
He will transition perfectly into MLB where the umpires make it more about them than the actual game.
Imagine playing over 2000 games without getting ejected and this is how you get your first lol
It's pretty ironic that he made the call on Kimbrell for not delivering the ball fast enough, then created this situation by not delivering the ball fast enough.
I'm glad I'm not the only one who noticed this!
If you watch it in real time, Ump didn't even have two seconds.
I love how Kimbrell was kind of showing up the ump and JT gets thrown out. Hahahaha
a 0.5 second ‘clock violation’ turns into a 10 minute delay 🙄
did they just add this timed pitching rule? i’ve never seen that countdown clock for a pitcher going through his windup.
I caught for 28 years and worked blue upside inside outside etc. 99% of them are good umpires that make bad calls now and then. But that 1% totally suck every single time. In my entire career I was tossed once for drawing a batters box after the hitter clearly stepped well beyond the front line and when I pointed it out to blue he said, the batters box is 4’x 8’…..I lost my mind
How embarrassing Mr. Ump! Good job!
There needs to be an overruling procedure for things like this
Unbelievable, I swear I wish Whitey Ashburn was alive to hear what he would say about this situation. It would be priceless.
Hed probably tell the commisioner hes a jackass for instituting bullshit timeing clock rules that atent going to make the game go quicker because of manifactured crap like this.
Ump: "I'll teach you to never embarrass me."
Jomboy: "Class is in session."
I love the face at the end. He was like. "Oops. Now everyone is going to remember me for this"
Which is true. He could have an amazing career after this but everyone will remember him for the time he got his feelings hurt so he ejected the man who has never been ejected.
True. You can build a 1,000 bridges, but.......
Didnt they say he had to do well in spring training to officiate in the actual season, im guessing this doesn't count as doing well.
@Sofie Nielsen Right! Let's hope this little window into his temperament (which obviously is too brittle to be a good ump) is noticed and acted upon properly by the authorities. I know...fat chance...but a man's got to have hope.
@Sofie Nielsen we can only hope he never umps a real game in his life and has this to blame.
That’s the way I think of Scott Barry after he threw out Ryan Howard like 10 years ago in an extra inning game against the Astros.
I waited for you to post this breakdown so you could explain the rule. Better than everybody else: Ump was embarassed :/
As soon as an umpire reverses a decision during a game, it opens Pandora’s box. Umpires will not reverse a decision voluntarily no matter how ridiculous because it means they could be called to do the same later on.
Seeing this popped up on my main screen was great, stoked to have baseball back and more funny jomboy videos!!
Thank god for the pitch clock! Really saved us time here.
The ump thought they were messing with him. Then he got embarrassed. Should’ve said something first or give them the chance to explain. They really need to stop letting pitcher decide what ball they want and just make it where they use the one they are given.
MLB needs to take action on this- even a preseason game. This is embarrassing for the game
The thing is, in this situation it's funny.
But what if that happened in the World Series or something. It can have real world effects. There either needs to be a process (maybe, two umpires have to agree?), or a way to reverse the call (and the umpires need to be respected enough that admitting a mistake is something they can feel comfortable doing).
MLB needs to get rid of the pitch clock and the other stupid new rules!!!!!
The proper ation is to never call this umpire up to the MLB level
You are right, MLB needs to do something about this and other power trips like this. But they can’t. Their hands are tied with the umpire’s union unfortunately.
@Richard Hart "and the umpires need to be respected enough that admitting a mistake is something they can feel comfortable doing" More like Umps need to understand they arent the star of the show and to put their ego away.
the irony is that this delayed the game way more than if the pitch was allowed after 0:00
I love how the pitch clock is supposed to speed the game up... but then it creates situations like this that make it longer anyways😀... this year is going to be so fun to watch (said with immense sarcasm)
I would have just crouched back down and said “no thanks”. If he tried to eject him again, just say “I’m NOT F**in Leavin!”
3:18 Thats the face of a man who knows he's spending another season in single-A 😂😂
A great post game comment from JT would be….”Good to know this ump is right where he belongs as a minor league ump”.
I like how they implemented a pitch clock to get the game going faster but then spend 5 minutes throwing a catcher out of the game for a simple miscommunication.
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Surprised nobody mentions that there is an injury factor from stopping a pitching motion in mid delivery.
That has to be the craziest ejection I have ever seen. I really hope the umpire gets reamed by his superiors
Catcher tries getting thrown out of the game as an impressive thing! Wow, most impressive. You're done!
Honestly, the players knew he fucked up, the ump knew he fucked up, and they all took it with good class and good sportsmanship.
Hopefully, the Ump has learned to set his pride and ego aside and make calls based on the play, not how the play makes you feel.
Long ago HOF ump Bill Klem used to hate the nickname "Catfish" and would toss players just for addressing him as that. Rookie players were sometimes told by veterans that he loved the nickname and would get tossed just for saying it. 😂
Realmuto seems to me to be one of the most chill, composed, and least confrontational guys in the sport. The truly embarrassing act was the umpire throwing him out for such a ludicrous reason.
That's why he's the Real Muto.
That's cuz it's spring training, which Realmuto really doesn't need, and he knows he's not in the wrong. And there's nothing that can be done about it, so why fight it and look like an asshole?
@WhiteG60 right? A simple “do better” and then walk off is so classy, makes realmuto look like a g, and that ump looks like he works in sketch comedy. What a dork.
Also I think it’s pretty obvious to that he wasn’t messing with him… and even if he was, was it THAT big of a deal?
How accurate were his calls and how was his self-consistency? This is embarrassing, but also an easy learning opportunity for the ump. Probably was self-concious, panicked, and wanted to show the bosses that he could assert some authority, totally human. Still very embarrassing
Good call ump. You did the right thing here.
feel bad for him everyone makes dumb mistakes or has moments they wish they could get back. luckily for most in the comments their dumb moments arent uploaded on youtube. the over reactions in the comments are just slightly less embarrassing than this ejection call.
Baseball umpires are the only ones who stick by their mistakes, officials in most other sports acknowledge them and adjust
As a Blue Jays fan, I follow a lot of other Blue Jays fans on Twitter, and even every Blue Jays fan was pretty unanimous in being like... What the actual F***???