MINNEAPOLIS – Crew chief Jerry Layne thought home plate umpire Todd Tichenor did a great job handling the seventh inning yesterday, when the starting catchers and both managers were ejected – for not a whole lot.
I guess it’s in the eyes of the beholder, but from the eyes of a lot of people involved, there weren’t many attaboys coming Tichenor’s way.
Vice president of umpiring Mike Port said he watched some of the game at his office in New York, but he did not feel comfortable commenting on Tichenor’s performance until he was able to watch the events, then read Tichenor’s report and review the ejections. In fairness to Tichenor, the crew chief is the only umpire allowed to comment.
What a psycho. -TO