Tag:Tom Hallion
Posted on: May 5, 2011 5:08 pm
Edited on: May 5, 2011 5:09 pm

Hall on umps: 'It's getting ridiculous'

By C. Trent Rosecrans 
  Bill Hall
Astros infielder Bill Hall can be expecting a fine here pretty soon.

Hall was ejected by home plate umpire Tom Hallion in the seventh inning for arguing balls and strikes.

Here's a sampling of what he told reporters, from Zachary Levine of the Houston Chronicle:

"It’s getting ridiculous. Umpires are obviously not getting punished enough because they feel like they can go out there and 30,000 people are out there to see them when they’re not. They’re out there to watch us. As long as we’re not disrespecting you and getting in your face and showing you up in ways where you need to throw people out of the game, then they just need to calm down. Because right now, it’s a joke the stuff they can say on the field and stuff they do on the field and when we get mad, we’re the one that gets tossed and gets fined and suspended for games. And most of the time they don’t get anything."

Hall also said Hallon "yelled" at him (and based on the photo to the right, that's pretty easy to believe), telling Hall to "get in the [expletive] box" after he stepped out of the box. Hall said he cursed himself after swinging at the third strike and then he was tossed.

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Category: MLB
Posted on: June 8, 2010 7:42 pm
Edited on: October 19, 2010 11:37 am

Strasburg's third inning

In his three innings in the big leagues, Stephen Strasburg now has six strikeouts, retiring the Pirates in order in the third.

Home plate umpire Tom Hallion is doing his best Enrico Pallazzo impression, emphatically calling strikes and so far 25 of Strasburg's 40 pitches have been strikes.

Jason Jaramillo struck out looking at an 83 mph curveball, pitcher Jeff Karstens struck out on four pitches and then Andrew McCutchen grounded out to third baseman Ryan Zimmerman.

Strasburg will bat for the first time in the bottom half of the inning.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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