Ejection Inspection: The 2019 Earl Weaver Awards

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2019 Earl Weaver Awards Welcome to the final regular season edition of Ejection Inspection! The premise and ground rules are detailed here. The condensed version: each ejection from the previous week (Thursday through Wednesday) is listed in a table. The author – a former player/coach/umpire – analyzes each ejection and assigns it an entertainment rating […] READ MORE


Cincinnati Reds, Pittsburgh Pirates Brawl Again, Drawing Suspensions: An Ejection Inspection Special

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Reds Pirates Brawl in Cincinnati Tuesday night, amidst trade deadline news, one of the ugliest brawls in recent memory erupted in Cincinnati. Old foes settled an old score – one that has been brewing since their first brawl April 7th in Pittsburgh. It was not a “standard” baseball bench-clearer, either. This was not a bunch […] READ MORE


Ejection Inspection, Week 17: Part One — Aaron Boone of New York Yankees Unleashes Epic Rant

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Aaron Boone Unleashes Epic Rant Welcome to Week 17 of Ejection Inspection! The premise and ground rules are detailed here. The condensed version: each ejection from the previous week (Thursday through Wednesday) is listed in a table. The author – a former player/coach/umpire – analyzes each ejection and assigns it an entertainment rating of one […] READ MORE


Ejection Inspection, Week 14: Arizona Diamondbacks Manager Torey Lovullo Gets Baited, Goes Nuts

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Welcome to Week 14 of Ejection Inspection! (Note: Due to health issues with the author, it has been delayed by a week.) The premise and ground rules are detailed here. The condensed version: each ejection from the previous week (Thursday through Wednesday) is listed in a table. The author – a former player/coach/umpire – analyzes […] READ MORE


Ejection Inspection, Week 13: Gabe Kapler Gets First Ejection of His Managerial Career

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Welcome to Week 13 of Ejection Inspection! The premise and ground rules are detailed here. The condensed version: each ejection from the previous week (Thursday through Wednesday) is listed in a table. The author – a former player/coach/umpire – analyzes each ejection and assigns it an entertainment rating of one to five Weavers in honor […] READ MORE


Ejection Inspection, Week Nine: Mike Estabrook vs. the Milwaukee Brewers

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Welcome to Week Nine of Ejection Inspection! The premise and ground rules are detailed here. The condensed version: each ejection from the previous week (Thursday through Wednesday) is listed in a table. The author – a former player/coach/umpire – analyzes each ejection and assigns it an entertainment rating of one to five Weavers in honor […] READ MORE


Ejection Inspection, Week Three, Part Two: Chicago White Sox, Kansas City Royals Brawl

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This is Ejection Inspection, Week Three, Part Two.  Ejections 9-16 are covered here, while ejections 1-8 were covered in Part One. There were a whopping 16 ejections in Week Three – more than Week One and Week Two combined.  Four were players, one was a player on the injured list, three were coaches, and eight were […] READ MORE


Ejection Inspection, Week Two: Pittsburgh Pirates, Cincinnati Reds Brawl Gets Five Tossed

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Welcome to Week Two of Ejection Inspection! The premise and ground rules of the column are detailed here. The condensed version: each ejection from the previous week (Thursday through Wednesday) is listed in a table. The author – a former player/coach/umpire – analyzes each ejection and assigns it an entertainment rating of one to five […] READ MORE


Pittsburgh Pirates, Cincinnati Reds Suspensions: Chris Archer Gets Five Games, Yasiel Puig Gets Two

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In the aftermath of baseball’s first big bench-clearing brawl of the 2019 season, one between the Pittsburgh Pirates and Cincinnati Reds, Major League Baseball officially handed down suspensions on Tuesday. Pittsburgh Pirates, Cincinnati Reds Suspensions Chris Archer Gets Five Games, Yasiel Puig Gets Two The two recipients of said suspensions were Pirates starting pitcher Chris […] READ MORE