Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Headley Blaming Umpire for Last Night's Ejection

Yankees' Third Basemen Chase Headley blames his ejection last night on home plate umpire Marty Foster, who he claimed instigated their argument.

Coming with one out and nobody on in yesterday's top of the seventh, Headley's disqualification was set in motion by a low strike one call by Foster, who took off his mask during the disagreement.

"I felt that he was an aggressor toward me," Headley told The Star Ledger's Brendan Kuty after the contest. "I told him to calm down and he kept yelling at me."

Headley also said Foster was shouting at him to get back in the batter's box, which the former ultimately did before apparently saying something else.

"He kept yelling at me to get back in the box," Headley said. "You have to be able to talk to (umpires). Because not only myself, there were a couple of guys who were upset. The borderline ones you can live with … but when there's a pitch that should not be missed ever, that's when as a player you get a little bit more upset."

The ejection was the third of Headley's career. The other two, as you may have imagined, came when he was with the Padres.


  1. This has been a something I've had a problem with for a while now. I'm not going to bash all umpires, because there are several that are very good at what they do. But replay has definitely shown that even the good ones are quite often wrong. K-zone has shown us that they're wrong most of the time when a hitter argues. But even that doesn't bother me as much as when an umpire tries to show up a player or manager. They're supposed to be in the BACKGROUND to facilitate the game. Not star in it. MLB HAS to do something about this.

  2. When 85% of baseball fans know the name of an umpire, CB Buckner for example, there is something wrong with the umpires in the sport. I agree with you Jeff


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