University of Washington infielder Will Simpson hit a two-run 6th inning homer to tie a game against Santa Clara for his Huskies, 6-6. His exuberance rounding the bases and after touching home plate was, by professional standards, restrained. Yet the umpires ejected the player for “excessive celebration.”
Boy, everyone is getting into censorship on the West Coast now!
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Drawing your hand along the school name on your chest is coded throat slitting gesture?
Wait. That was excessive? Where? I had to watch the video twice to see what and when he violated some unstated rule of decorum. I don’t see it.
According to subsequent posts in that Twitter thread, Simpson was ejected for the “slashing” motion across his chest between 2nd and 3rd base. This was somehow seen as taunting.
It was Will Simpson indicating to his 3rd-base coach that he got around on a numbers-high fastball – a very difficult pitch to catch up to and hit with power – and put enough of a charge into it to drive it out.
Watch the first couple seconds again and see the bat angle. He hit a high fastball, or a high hanging breaking ball, and drilled it.
Not that it matters, but hopefully the Washington coach filed a protest.
I saw him grab his crotch and make a flicking motion at his competition.
He should have run the bases without bending his knees!
Witch for sure!!
Burn him indeed!!!
Wow. I’ve watched it three times now. That player I would say is more the epitome of the ‘act like you’ve been there before’ school of non-excessive celebration. A player after my own heart.
Definitely better not let those umps in a professional baseball game — the teams would quickly run out of players for all the ejections….
Excessive? Good grief! I would love to hear his objective criteria for making the call.
Jim Hodgson wrote, “I would love to hear his objective criteria for making the call.”
Biased psychological snowflakes don’t have “objective criteria” they simply react emotionally, declare themself to be right and everyone else wrong, and they don’t need to justify their virtuous actions.
In my opinion, firing the biased snowflake umpire is the proper course of action. Anyone that would make such a call cannot be trusted, period.
If this is true then I think it’s clear that the umpire was a Santa Clara fan that was snowflaking hard using the “show me the man and I’ll show you the crime” mentality.
This is the kind of thing that can happen in a society when there’s a proliferation of psychological snowflakes that have authority over others.
The incident should be scrubbed from Simpson’s record and the clearly biased psychological snowflake umpire fired and stripped of his umpire credentials.
Steve, you said it better than I could have.
Holy crap, I think this is the first baseball blog I’ve ever posted a comment on. Usually I just blow past them because I really don’t give a damn what happens in professional sports, any professional sports.
That occurred to me, as well.