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Unread 08-03-2012, 06:08 PM   #18
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Default Re: ump tosses public address man

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Originally Posted by cajunyankee View Post
...THis guy dumped the friggin organ player, quite possibly the MOST irrelevant person in the stadium, right behind the beer vendor and the bathroom attendant.

Keep your head on the field for Pete sake.

He's the organ player.
Let me kill two birds with one stone

The relevant parts of MLBUM and PBUC:

2.25 ORGANISTS; ...
...Audio (music, organists, etc.) may not be played in a manner that may incite the spectators to react in a negative fashion to umpires' decisions.

It is the home club's responsibility to monitor its...audio operations and abide by all guidelines and policies...

1.24 ORGANISTS; ...
...Organists are not to play in manner that will incite spectators to react in a negative fashion to umpires' decisions.

For the purpose of this rule, the word "organist" shall include coverage of other music in the park, the public address announcer, and the scoreboard operator.

If a violation of this rule occurs during the game, the umpire may have a warning issued to the violator. Following the first warning from the umpire, the second violation can result in the umpire dismissing the violator from his or her duties for the remainder of the game.


We don't know because we are not told. But I would be surprised if that was the first time the organist played that song. It's easier to conclude the umpire was a red a$$ with an over blown sense of self worth.
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