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Derek Dye, Intern, Ejected By Umpire For Playing Three Blind Mice
CBS Local Philadelphia ^ | 08/02/12 | Spike Eskin

Posted on 08/02/2012 2:37:29 PM PDT by DFG

Derek Dye is spending the summer before his senior year at the University of Illinois interning for the Daytona Cubs. If an internship is supposed to offer you real world experience, Dye’s experience on Wednesday night was proof.

Dye was being given the chance to run the organ music during Wednesday night’s game. There was a questionable call at first base. “Looked like our first baseman caught it, and then lost it on the transfer. So you figure the call would be out,” Dye told 94WIP’s Marc Farzetta.

So Dye thought he’d have a little fun. “I played “Three Blind Mice,” knew organ tone, no lyrics, just the organ,” he said. “And then, within about four or five seconds of the song playing, the home plate umpire looks up, yells as loud as he can, ‘you’re gone!’” The home plate umpire had tossed Dye from the game.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: daytona; dye; organist; umpire

1 posted on 08/02/2012 2:37:42 PM PDT by DFG
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To: DFG

Funny stuff! Wish I’d been there.


2 posted on 08/02/2012 2:41:24 PM PDT by 1raider1
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To: DFG

You can eject the guy playing electronic organ music?


3 posted on 08/02/2012 2:44:31 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: DFG

I don’t think the umpire had the authority to throw out the organ player. The organ player should have given the finger to the umpire and continued to play.


4 posted on 08/02/2012 2:45:27 PM PDT by GoldenPup (Comrade "O" has got to GO!!)
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To: DFG

LOL, now that is funny! What a great story he will have to tell for years to come!

BTW...sounds like That Ump has organ envy!


5 posted on 08/02/2012 2:46:07 PM PDT by Autonomous User ( I guess a liberal and an out-of-work bum look a lot a like, daddy.)
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To: DFG

I don’t think the umpire had the authority to throw out the organ player. The organ player should have given the finger to the umpire and continued to play.


6 posted on 08/02/2012 2:46:07 PM PDT by GoldenPup (Comrade "O" has got to GO!!)
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To: DFG

Youtube link

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hS0GrJoBBzs&feature=g-trend


7 posted on 08/02/2012 2:49:00 PM PDT by gop4lyf (Socialism is the political dream of the unachiever, the excuse maker, and the lazy.)
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To: DFG

They used to play that at all national games years back. (no, not that old, just checked with my older folks).


8 posted on 08/02/2012 2:53:32 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("Ambition Without Talent Is Sad - Talent Without Ambition Is Worse")
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To: DFG

Only ‘problem’ I could imagine would be they played it in regards to a call...

That said, Today’s Umps would never have survived Ebbetts Field home of Brooklyn Dodgers what with the Dodger Sym-fon-eee patrolling the aisles and breaking out into whatever song when they felt like it, more often than not “Three Blind Mice” ..
Also Gladys Gooding on the Organ (sounds somewhat pornish).

There was a ‘fact’ back then that 1 person played for the Dodgers, Knicks and Rangers in the same season - Mz Gooding was the Full time organist at Madison Square Garden as well as Ebbetts Field but the baseball season was over by Oct 9 or so and basketball/hockey didn’t play into June or July...


9 posted on 08/02/2012 2:56:57 PM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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To: DFG; dfwgator; mylife

lol - baseball ping
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZxVC0GB838
Dire Straits - Walk Of Life


10 posted on 08/02/2012 2:59:36 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: GoldenPup

Baseball is funny sometimes.

As far as I know Ernie Harwell is the only announcer traded to another team.


11 posted on 08/02/2012 3:01:42 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: GoldenPup

Naa, it’s a better story if he just takes it, LOL.


12 posted on 08/02/2012 3:11:38 PM PDT by donna ("...gay couples raising kids. That's the American way..." -Mitt Romney, 2007)
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To: cripplecreek

As for announcers, Not traded but something else.... didn’t Augie Busch put a hit out on Harry Caray for banging his D-I-L and he moved from St. Louis to Chicago to escape? :)


13 posted on 08/02/2012 3:14:45 PM PDT by Autonomous User ( I guess a liberal and an out-of-work bum look a lot a like, daddy.)
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To: Autonomous User
Not quite. Caray got involved with MRS. Busch. He left announcing the Cards' games very suddenly, and spent a couple of years with the A's and White Sox before going to the Cubs.

Thus giving rise to the St. Louis proverb: broadcaster who sleep with wrong woman commit Harry Caray.

14 posted on 08/02/2012 3:18:43 PM PDT by SAJ (What is the next tagline some overweening mod will censor?)
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To: Autonomous User

LOL never heard that one.

In 1948, Harwell became the only announcer in baseball history to be traded for a player when the Brooklyn Dodgers’ general manager, Branch Rickey, traded catcher Cliff Dapper to the Crackers in exchange for breaking Harwell’s broadcasting contract. (Harwell was brought to Brooklyn to substitute for regular Dodger announcer Red Barber, who was hospitalized with a bleeding ulcer.)


15 posted on 08/02/2012 3:18:53 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: DFG

This isn’t the first time that’s happened. On June 26, 1985 Wilber Snapp was ejected from a game at the Jack Russell Stadium for playing “Three Blind Mice” in response to what he thought was a bad call from the umpire, Kevin O’Connor. The umpire pointed up to Snapp, who was sitting at his organ behind first base, then thumbed him out of the game.


16 posted on 08/02/2012 3:20:39 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: SAJ

” broadcaster who sleep with wrong woman commit Harry Caray.”

Holy Cow! lol


17 posted on 08/02/2012 3:30:12 PM PDT by Autonomous User ( I guess a liberal and an out-of-work bum look a lot a like, daddy.)
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To: F15Eagle
The umpire can eject anybody for any reason. In his memoir The Umpire Strikes Back, former AL ump Ron Luciano recounts an incident where the umpire of a minor-league game booted the entire press box for laughing at a joke about him.
18 posted on 08/02/2012 3:46:39 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (Tories in- now the REAL work begins!)
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To: GoldenPup

Actually he does. The ballpark is controlled by the league for the duration of the game and the umpire can run anybody whom he deems to be interfering with the game.


19 posted on 08/02/2012 3:48:22 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (Tories in- now the REAL work begins!)
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To: Squawk 8888
They have the power to make a call but don't have the power to overturn it.

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I know Jim Joyce felt horrible for blowing the no hit call on Armando Gallaraga. On the other hand, both names now go down in baseball history because of it.
20 posted on 08/02/2012 4:12:09 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Squawk 8888

Wow

That must have been some joke!


21 posted on 08/02/2012 4:31:13 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: xrmusn

I remember Gladys Gooding. As a Yankee fan, I never attended an Ebbetts Field game. However, growing up in the Bronx, I remember that Gladys, along with Ansel Sweet, used to play the organ in the main dining room of Mayer’s Parkway Restaurant on E. 233rd St. in the Bronx. Plus, I remember her from playing the organ in the former Madison Square Garden.


22 posted on 08/02/2012 4:36:00 PM PDT by CdMGuy
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To: DFG

The organist should send that umpire a dozen roses for the publicity. Stadium management knows that anything that brings the crowd in is good for business, even a snarky organist.

He’ll probably get a raise and be told to come up with other tunes that get a rise out of the umpires.


23 posted on 08/02/2012 5:22:40 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Yep, the organist if he plays his cards right is set for life!


24 posted on 08/03/2012 5:31:52 AM PDT by 2001convSVT (Going Galt as fast as I can.)
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To: GoldenPup

Roses on the piano, tulips on the organ...


25 posted on 08/03/2012 5:41:57 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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