© 2014 Western Maine Baseball Umpire Association
WMBUA EJECTION REPORT
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: IF MY PARTNER WAS THE ONE WHO EJECTED A PLAYER/COACH, DO I NEED TO REPORT IT AS WELL?
A: No. Only the person who ejected the player/coach/etc. submits the report. However, you may be asked by one of the assignors for more information regarding the incident.
Q: DO I NEED TO REPORT A PLAYER OR COACH WHOM I RESTRICTED TO THE BENCH?
A: No. Only ejections.
Q: IF THE ATHLETIC DIRECTOR FOR THE SCHOOL OF THE PLAYER/COACH WHO WAS EJECTED SAW THE INCIDENT AND SAID THAT HE/SHE WOULD HANDLE THE SITUATION DO I STILL NEED TO REPORT THE EJECTION TO THE WMBUA ASSIGNORS?
A: Yes. Absolutely.
Q: IF AN EJECTED PLAYER/COACH APOLOGIZES AND I "UN-EJECT" THEM FROM THE GAME, DO I NEED TO REPORT THE EJECTION?
A: Once a player/coach is ejected, they cannot be "un-ejected" from a game. You must report every ejection you have.
Q: DO I NEED TO HAVE THE PLAYER/COACH'S NAME, NUMBER, ETC. TO REPORT AN EJECTION, OR CAN I JUST REPORT THAT IT WAS THE HOME TEAM'S SHORT STOP, FOR EXAMPLE?
A: You must have the player/coach's name, school, the level or league, and if possible, their uniform number for your report. If you were the plate umpire you should have that information on the lineup card. If you were the base umpire you must make sure you have that information before you leave the field after the game.
Q: If I eject a 1) player or 2) coach from a game, are they allowed to stay on the bench for the rest of the game?
A: 1) player; YES. 2) coach; NO. Youth (school ball) players MUST remain on the bench and under the control of the coach. Coaches may not remain on the bench or within the confines of the field.
Q: IS IT BETTER TO GIVE A COUPLE OF WARNINGS BEFORE EJECTING A PLAYER/COACH?
A: That depends on the situation. In almost every instance, one warning is enough. More than one warning can lead to a lot more trouble later down the road for you, your partner, or umpires in future games.
The more experienced umpires can often avoid an ejection by handling situations before they get to that point. "Preventative Umpiring" is something that we all should be practicing, and the newer umpires can take a lesson from many of our more experienced umpires and learn how to deal with those kinds of situations which can and probably will develop into something far more "dangerous" later in the game, or even later in the season.