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Ron Gardenhire has been ejected from a higher percentage of his games than all-time leader Bobby Cox

Sep 3, 2010, 11:16 AM EDT

Ron Gardenhire got himself ejected from last night’s game in the seventh inning for arguing one of several blown calls by the Joe West-led umpiring crew, which meant the Twins manager got to watch the extra-inning disaster on a clubhouse television rather than seeing it unfold live from the dugout.
All things considered, he was probably lucky.
It was Gardenhire’s fourth ejection of the season and 51st ejection of his nine-year career, which means he’s been booted from 3.6 percent of his career games as manager.
To put that in some context, consider that all-time ejections leader Bobby Cox has been tossed in 3.5 percent of his career games, so Gardenhire is on an historic pace.
Congratulations, Gardy!

  1. APBA Guy - Sep 3, 2010 at 11:39 AM

    Wow, a great new stadium and now the leader in ejection percentage. Those Twins fans are so spoiled. They should come to the Mausoleum for a nice nap sometime.

  2. ThatGuy - Sep 3, 2010 at 11:44 AM

    That crew was absolutly awful last night. West personally blew atleast two calls.

  3. SadPandaRevolt - Sep 3, 2010 at 11:53 AM

    A Joe West crew spent the night blowing calls?

  4. broadcastdon - Sep 3, 2010 at 12:09 PM

    I’ve been an MLB fan since I was a boy in Ebbets Field in 1940 and I don’t recall seeing or reading about a more poorly umpired game than the one crew chief’d by the Joe West Gang last evening at Target Field!
    Disgraceful…but can we look for some redress from this Commissioner’s Office? Surely, you’re joking!

  5. Cru11 - Sep 3, 2010 at 12:18 PM

    Rogue Umpire Roundup.

  6. Cru11 - Sep 3, 2010 at 12:19 PM

    Rogue Umpire Roundup.

  7. John_Michael - Sep 3, 2010 at 12:21 PM

    Aaron, do you have umpire data? Do you know what umpire has thrown out the most managers? That either speaks to hot headedness, or the fact that over and over managers have a bone to pick regarding substandard calls. If so, where does Cowboy Joe West rank?

  8. Kung - Sep 3, 2010 at 12:38 PM

    I would think Angel Hernandez would be high on the list as well. Terrible!

  9. walk - Sep 3, 2010 at 8:12 PM

    That crew has always been awful. Anyone have the numbers of the ejections that crew has compared to the other crews or league average? Im betting they have to be near the top in ejections.

  10. mn_me - Sep 3, 2010 at 9:35 PM

    That was one of the worst umpiring jobs I’ve ever seen – and I just watched the game on TV. Joe West blew several calls as did the first base ump (it might have been Angel Hernandez)… the calls probably changed the outcome of the game last night … they were absolutely brutal.
    I don’t blame Gardy for blowing his stack last night … He’s sort of the complete opposite of Tom Kelly in this regard. I think TK had one of the lowest rates of being thrown out by umps.
    Hope for a crew this weekend.

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