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NCAA Releases Statement After Louisville closer Michael McAvene's Ejection During Indiana Game
Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports
Louisville closer Michael McAvene was ejected from his team's 9-7 win over Indiana on Sunday with two outs and two strikes in the ninth inning. McAvane appeared to say “that’s horrible” after a call by the home plate umpire, who then tossed him out of the game...
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NCAA then releases this statement on the controversial ejection...
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(The Spun)
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ConfusedHawgInMO58 months
This is why people hate umps and the NCAA.
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MaroonNation58 months
Rules are there for a reason. If you want every pitch to be verbally argued then go ahead throw the rules out. Baseball games will last 12 hours and no One will be at the.
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Drizzt58 months
NCAA sucks. SEC, ACC, and Big 10 should form their own league and keep all the money.
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CDawson58 months
Agree, the days of the P5 conference needing the NCAA are long gone. The NCAA needs the P5 much worse. The NCAA should continue to govern the smaller divisions and lesser D1 conferences while the P5 flips them the double bird and moves on.
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tgerb858 months
I'm ok with booting him for "unsportsmanlike conduct" even though the call does seem horrible to me. I definitely think a 4 game suspension is ridiculously harsh.
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AustinKnight58 months
I’ve never heard of anything as dumb as four games for something like this. They may get to Omaha anyway with their weak Matchup in the Supers but to lose him for a couple games in Omaha might kill their season. Not cool and that rule needs to be looked at by someone no doubt.
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surgicalvenom58 months
You learn from a young age not to argue balls and strikes. Whether the call was right or wrong, sometimes you just have to control yourself for the sake of the team. Get the win and then bitch about the ump.
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jsmoove58 months
Defend refs/umps at all costs, just like politicians and cops.
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voodooidotwo58 months
You sound like someone who has never played a competitive sport and has been arrested a handful of times. You sure you are not a Bama fan?
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chinhoyang58 months
Don't act like a punk, and it won't happen.
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ConwayGamecock58 months
If the rule is there, you play with fire if you choose to step over the line. The rule doesn't allow for interpretations regarding how far you can question an umpire's calls. Also, we have no context of how this all came down: did the umpire get an earful from Louisville all game long, and he had had enough? Who knows....
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hogminer58 months
Ball was inside. Ump is an idiot.
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UGATiger2658 months
Yeah, that's bad. And I'm someone who's usually very big on players keeping their cool and respecting umps/refs. It would be one thing if the pitcher had made some sort of gesture at the ump, or used some colorful language. But just to express some frustration in a very heated and pivotal point of the game...and get ejected and tossed for four games is bonkers. The only way I could defend the ump's actions is if he had given a warning to that same player earlier in the game.
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CGSC Lobotomy58 months
Looks like that ump needs to take a 98 mph fastball straight to the nuts with the catcher pulling the glove away and ducking at the last minute. Then the catcher should say, "man, that's HORRIBLE."
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ctiger6958 months
That is horrible
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kjntgr58 months
What’s up with the red cheeks
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tilco58 months
Amphetamines are a helluva drug
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ForLSU5658 months
Hell, I couldn't even see the plate in that video. I wonder if the ump could, because that was a bad call. The dramatics, emphatic gesture by Sir Ump is overboard also.
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GetCocky1158 months
Could you imagine if that happened at a SEC stadium in the same situation?
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lynxcat58 months
NCAA is such an archaic beast. Excited for the day that it ceases to exist.
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SaintInBham58 months
I honestly don't even know what purpose they serve anymore
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TigerstuckinMS58 months
The four games is brutal. Once again, the NCAA shows why they're the best in college athletics.
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imjustafatkid58 months
Well. That's awful.
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pellietigersaint58 months
so he will miss the super regional in its entirety and perhaps one or two CWS games? thats harsh for a mild gesture
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hogminer58 months
He'll miss the 2 games today against Ill. St. and the 1st 2 of the Supers.
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hogminer58 months
Sorry, 1 today and 3 in Supers.
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OweO58 months
That was weak. In that situation, it could have impacted the game. Emotions come out during competition and for the ump to call it in that situation is bush league.
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