Sep

23

 With the new baseball replay rules are managers no longer the slow burning kettles of ire that erupt on umps and are ejected–sometimes as a stunt to rally the the team? With the technology of replay and the manager's use of "official questioning of a call", is this keeping the managers "managed" by the system?

Right now the Indians are being screwed by an ump on his pitch calls and it's a do or die game with the twins for wild card position. I am wondering if Francona should go out and kick dirt and get booted, or is his managerial process more detailed so he feels compelled to stay in the dugout? My gut feeling is that there is less dirt being kicked and more screens being watched by the managers. Therefore maybe less emotion and influence?

Also, here is a trailhead to ejection data: "2015 MLB Ejections"


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