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Crew Chief statement on Florida vs. Clemson Ejections


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Coach Bakich came running out of the dugout when the crew got together. We told him to go back to the dugout while we huddled. We had to tell him three times to return to the dugout. Meanwhile Coach Leggett was in the dugout pointing and screaming at us about the crew huddling. Leggett was warned to stop, he continued waving his hands while yelling at the crew.  At this point Leggett was ejected for failing to obey the warning. He then proceeded onto the field in foul territory and was warned to leave or be suspended. Leggett continued to yell at the crew while walking toward the foul line while failing to obey the “Prolonged warning.”  Leggett was then issued a two-game suspension. Once Leggett was ejected Coach Bakich who had not returned to the dugout stayed outside the dugout in foul territory and started raising his arms over his head while facing the crowd to clearly incite the crowd. Due to the previous unsportsmanlike conduct warning issued earlier we deemed this inappropriate, and he would be ejected for his actions.  We ultimately decided that the batter's actions were not an ejectable offense. The crew chief met Coach Bakich at the foul line to give him an explanation. He was told Leggett had been ejected… and suspended for coming out of the dugout, onto the field and failing to obey the prolonged warning. He was then told Backich himself was going to be ejected for not returning to the dugout and for inciting the crowd. After the ejection Bakich followed the Crew Chief several times around the infield and after being warned for prolonged activity was suspended for failing to obey the warning.  The game continued and ended without further incident.”

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Thanks @grayhawk

Digging into this, there was an ejection earlier on a dustup in 2nd inning*. Clemson had a player ejected (which Bakich claims he had no idea why - watch the tape and you see the player rushing into the scrum and then bumping into umpires multiple times as they try to separate the teams.

So, it seems, Clemson was pissed about losing their F3 and wanted the Gator tossed for his bat flip (straight down slam really). [edit: Clemson was batter tosser so they were comparing the umps were even considering tossing batter I guess]. 

* Shocker: announcers were clueless and unhelpful throughout. I only game into the game in extras and they need mentioned the earlier EJ (as well as talking out their a** the whole time).

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20 hours ago, Velho said:

Thanks @grayhawk

Digging into this, there was an ejection earlier on a dustup in 2nd inning*. Clemson had a player ejected (which Bakich claims he had no idea why - watch the tape and you see the player rushing into the scrum and then bumping into umpires multiple times as they try to separate the teams.

So, it seems, Clemson was pissed about losing their F3 and wanted the Gator tossed for his bat flip (straight down slam really). [edit: Clemson was batter tosser so they were comparing the umps were even considering tossing batter I guess]. 

* Shocker: announcers were clueless and unhelpful throughout. I only game into the game in extras and they need mentioned the earlier EJ (as well as talking out their a** the whole time).

They doubled down last night in the Georgia/NC State game. No mercy. Embarrassing really. Any comment threads about that is 99% fanboy hating on the umpire crew. 

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20 minutes ago, johnnyg08 said:

They doubled down last night in the Georgia/NC State game. No mercy. Embarrassing really. Any comment threads about that is 99% fanboy hating on the umpire crew. 

I heard that comment from the announcer last night. He is a complete embarrassment and clueless POS.

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