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MLB Ejection 033 - Jeremie Rehak (1; John Gibbons)

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HP Umpire Jeremie Rehak ejected Blue Jays Manager John Gibbons (no step balk call; QOCY) in the bottom of the 8th inning of the Blue Jays-Rays game. With one out and one on (R1), Rays baserunner Rob Refsnyder advanced to second base on a balk by Blue Jays pitcher Ryan Tepera, as called by HP Umpire...

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can someone explain what the balk was? not gaining distance to first?

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2 hours ago, stkjock said:

can someone explain what the balk was? not gaining distance to first?

The video doesn'tshow it very well. But, yes, that would be my guess.

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I feel ripped off. Watched that whole clip, and neither talking idiot said "He's getting his money's worth!"

Yes, easy step balk. The live shot in the first few seconds shows it clearly.

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It looked like Gibbons was arguing that he could've been coming out for a reason other than to argue the balk. Thoughts on that? 

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5 minutes ago, Stk004 said:

It looked like Gibbons was arguing that he could've been coming out for a reason other than to argue the balk. Thoughts on that? 

Yeah. He's full of SH*#.

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17 minutes ago, Stk004 said:

It looked like Gibbons was arguing that he could've been coming out for a reason other than to argue the balk. Thoughts on that? 

Entirely possible since Rehak tries to stop him from coming out.

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50 minutes ago, Stk004 said:

It looked like Gibbons was arguing that he could've been coming out for a reason other than to argue the balk. Thoughts on that? 

That's like trying to tell us that Gibby is a deep thinker....duh

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He just wanted to "ask" a question.

As in

"Jee, I guess you can't even "ask" a question any more".

Isn't that the crappy line the Coach/AC/Manager hide behind and use and how they always start when they want to verbally show you up and bully you. They make sure everyone in the stands can hear them say that all they want is to "ask" a question, and hide behind the "ask" phrase all day long for everything. Verbal judo and try to guilt you to death with the famous "ask" phrase, until you give in.

Guess that didn't work very well in this instance, if in fact that was the line used (asking), which is very unlikely, in trying to get around the fact you cannot discuss/ask/argue a step balk by the rules of this organization, unless the rules or rules interpretation have changed.

Maybe they go call the supervisor and report you for not letting them "ask", not argue, a question, even at this level, and hope for a special dispensation.

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